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New Spawn Humble Bundle from Image Comics Benefits CBLDF!

February 6, 2019
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New Spawn Humble Bundle from Image Comics Benefits CBLDF!

Humble Comics Bundle: Spawn by Image Since the ’90s, few characters have held the public’s imagination the way that Spawn has. Consistently a best-seller, Spawn inspired an Emmy Award-winning animated show long before the days where comics ruled the television programming, and a live action feature film as well – with upcoming reboots planned for…

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Graphic Novels Top ALA’s 2019 Youth Media Awards

February 5, 2019
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Graphic Novels Top ALA’s 2019 Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced its 2019 Youth Media Award winners during their annual midwinter conference, and graphic novels were among both the victors and finalists for some of these prestigious awards. Here’s a breakdown of those honored this year, as well as the honors they received. Alex Awards Honoring the 10 finest adult books…

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Manga Pulled From Staten Island School Library

February 1, 2019
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Manga Pulled From Staten Island School Library

The mother of a student at Markham Intermediate School, who wishes not to be named, had Yusei Matsui’s best-selling manga Assassination Classroom pulled from the library shelves after her daughter borrowed the books. According to Annalise Knudson writing for SILive.com, “Citing recent school shootings, [the mother] explained that she is worried that the books could…

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Fun Home Removed Without Review in NJ High School Library

January 30, 2019
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Fun Home Removed Without Review in NJ High School Library

Information is coming to light that the award-winning graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, has been removed from a high school library in New Jersey without following the appropriate procedures for challenging instructional materials. The removal occurred after administrators learned about another challenge to the graphic novel in the same state, most…

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Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha to Benefit CBLDF!

January 30, 2019
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Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha to Benefit CBLDF!

  Humble Manga Bundle: Fantasy by Kodansha Kodansha Comics has joined with Humble Bundle to bring readers a huge cache of legendary fantasy manga that benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Over 90 digital volumes of amazing fantasy manga! Buyers pay what they want for manga hits like the soon to be blockbuster movie, Battle…

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VA Rejects Bill Protecting Students’ First Amendment Rights

January 29, 2019
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VA Rejects Bill Protecting Students’ First Amendment Rights

The Virginia legislature rejected HB 2382, a bill protecting the First Amendment rights of student journalists, on Monday after the House Education Subcommittee produced a tie vote. The bill was written to return K – 12 and public colleges and universities to the Tinker standard of free speech, eliminating the ability for administrators to censor…

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Changes to Freedom of Information Act Would Inhibit Access

January 28, 2019
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Changes to Freedom of Information Act Would Inhibit Access

American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom Blog has sounded the alarm that the Freedom of Information Act is under attack. At the end of December in 2018, the Interior Department proposed changes to the policy for requesting information that would significantly inhibit freedom of information in the United States. It is imperative that all…

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Upset Parent Proposes Legislation to Combat Books They Don’t Like

January 25, 2019
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Upset Parent Proposes Legislation to Combat Books They Don’t Like

A lawmaker in Maine is using her position of power to attack students’ intellectual freedom and restrict the books available to her son and his peers in public schools in the state. Amy Arata, elected in 2018 as a state representative for House District 65, introduced a bill that would remove an exemption for public…

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LAST WEEK to Get Dynamite Comics Largest Humble Bundle and Support CBLDF!

January 23, 2019
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LAST WEEK to Get Dynamite Comics Largest Humble Bundle and Support CBLDF!

LAST WEEK to Get Fan Favorites & Newest Hits There’s only one week left to celebrate Dynamite’s 15th anniversary with the most epic Humble Bundle they’ve ever offered! Pay what you want for 330+ issues of comics, that’s nearly 10,000 pages of digital DRM-free comics you can download instantly and enjoy. The tiles range from…

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Transgender Children’s Books Under Attack in Wichita

January 22, 2019
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Transgender Children’s Books Under Attack in Wichita

Kansas has decided to attack Alex Gino’s George again along with other LGBTQIA children’s books. This time the challenge has come from Marci Laffen who questions the age-appropriate nature of books like George, I am Jazz, and Lily and Dunkin being shelved with children’s books and says she wants them moved to the adult or…

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