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Retailer Spotlight: Captain Nemo, California

May 31, 2019
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Retailer Spotlight: Captain Nemo, California

Take a walk through a huge local comics shop in central California! Captain Nemo’s has a great selection of everything from graphic novels and manga, to movies, anime DVD, and every type of game you can imagine. This wild store has has something for everyone, and is situated with Cheap Thrills record store, so it’s…

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NH Book Ban Targets Texts Critical of Prisons

May 29, 2019
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NH Book Ban Targets Texts Critical of Prisons

The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), recently discovered that New Hampshire’s Department of Corrections is rejecting books that are critical of the prison industrial complex. According to a report published by Book Riot, the DOC’s guidelines are aimed at removing access to books that pose a danger to the security of the prison, or books…

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Just Announced! Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content

May 28, 2019
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Just Announced! Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content

Why are comics and other literature centered on LGBTQ+ characters targeted so frequently by censors? What can we do to ensure these important books stay on shelves? Join CBLDF and a panel of creators, educators, librarians, and retailers to discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ comics on June 12, 2019 at 4 P.M. Pacific. Cartoonist Paige…

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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

May 27, 2019
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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

Summer reading is not just for kids. Whether you are lining up beach reads months in advance of vacation or drawn to the allure of an airport bookstore for a last minute treat (and the hope of scoring a secretly signed book), reading is ingrained in the unplugged joys of summer. This summer, make it…

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Pennsylvania School Board Stands Up for Curious Incident

May 22, 2019
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Pennsylvania School Board Stands Up for Curious Incident

Westmont Hilltop School District, a small district just to the west of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, voted last week to keep The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night-Time as a choice on its summer reading list. The district’s board of directors listened to comments from the largest crowd in recent history before voting 10 -2…

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ACLU Explains Banning Book Critical of Prisons Unconstitutional

May 21, 2019
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ACLU Explains Banning Book Critical of Prisons Unconstitutional

Last week the ACLU wrote a letter to the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) asking them to overturn their ban on Chokehold by Paul Butler, a book that examines the racial disparities of the prison system and advocates abolition of mass incarceration. The letter, which was exclusively released to The Root, explains that ADC policies about…

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CBLDF Stands Up For Pride!

May 20, 2019
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CBLDF Stands Up For Pride!

A principal in Virginia disavowed a teacher’s use of the popular picture book, Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag after a parent complained via local news. The principal wrote to the parents of every second grader in the class where the book was read and explained the teacher had not gotten…

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CBLDF at NCS Fest This Weekend!

May 17, 2019
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CBLDF at NCS Fest This Weekend!

The fun is starting at NCS Fest with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! All weekend, May 15 – 17, CBLDF will be in the Driftwood Room at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach hosting premium event signings! Come meet Charlie Adlard, The Hernandez Brothers, Joyce Farmer, Jeffrey Brown, and more! Check out the full schedule below…

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Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed

May 15, 2019
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Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed

Almost a year after Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic was successfully retained in a New Jersey school district, a lawsuit has been brought against school district employees in Watchung Hills alleging if the graphic novel isn’t removed, “minors will suffer irreparable harm and that New Jersey statutes will be violated.” The plaintiffs asked the…

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Kids Pulled Out of School Over LGBTQIA Curriculum

May 14, 2019
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Kids Pulled Out of School Over LGBTQIA Curriculum

Parents pulled 650 children out of school in California for one day to protest the district’s decision to incorporate LGBTQIA history and social science into the elementary school curriculum. Rocklin Unified School District added the lessons to the K-5 curriculum in accordance with California’s FAIR Education Act of 2011, which requires the inclusion of lessons…

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