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SDCC18: Get CBLDF Exclusives!

July 5, 2018
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SDCC18: Get CBLDF Exclusives!

San Diego Comic Con 2018 – CBLDF Exclusives! This year Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has put together a great set of new rewards for supporters at San Diego Comic-Con to show the world they fight for free expression. Pick up these cool new exclusives at Booth #1918! Make CBLDF’s booth your first stop this…

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CBLDF Defends The Hate U Give and All American Boys

July 3, 2018
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CBLDF Defends The Hate U Give and All American Boys

CBLDF joins with other members of Kids’ Right to Read Project sent a letter defending students First Amendment rights to Wando High School administrators in support of the two books challenged by parents, community members, and the Fraternal Order of Police. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and All American Boys were singled out by…

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Harlan Ellison – Prolific Writer and Free Speech Advocate

July 2, 2018
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Harlan Ellison – Prolific Writer and Free Speech Advocate

Harlan Ellison, a prolific and award-winning author with a mythic and often divisive personality, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 28. Ellison authored hundreds of crucial science-fiction stories like I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream and “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman. He was also far ahead of the rush to writing…

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South Carolina Police Challenge Summer Reading Titles

June 28, 2018
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South Carolina Police Challenge Summer Reading Titles

Community members, cops, and parents in one South Carolina school district are all pushing back against two summer reading books they believe propagate anti-police feelings. The books, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, were on a list of four titles for students taking an…

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Freedom to Read Foundation Elects Charles Brownstein President

June 27, 2018
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Freedom to Read Foundation Elects Charles Brownstein President

Charles Brownstein, CBLDF’s Executive Director, was elected President of The Freedom to Read Foundation during their annual meeting last week in New Orleans. A prolific public speaker on Free Expression and comics, Brownstein also serves as the chair of the Banned Books Week Coalition, as a board member of the Media Coalition, an organization representing the First…

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Humble Audiobook Bundle from DC Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

June 27, 2018
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Humble Audiobook Bundle from DC Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

Listen Up! DC Comics has joined with Humble Bundle to create a a giant Audiobook Bundle that benefits Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Hero’s Initiative. Pay what you want to get the best in Audiobooks produced by GraphicAudio, delivered to your ears instantly. Get these full cast stories featuring favorite characters like Batman or…

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Graphic Novels Break Through at ALA

June 26, 2018
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Graphic Novels Break Through at ALA

Another successful American Library Association (ALA) Conference is completed and one thing is clear – librarians love graphic novels! The conference this year in New Orleans ran from Thursday, June 21 to Monday, June 26. Early during the festivities, the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) met for their annual meeting and elected CBLDF Executive Director,…

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Retro CBLDF Designs Now on Threadless!

June 25, 2018
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Retro CBLDF Designs Now on Threadless!

Now free speech advocates can show off their support in even more styles, with tons of new retro CBLDF designs available in our Threadless shop. Seeing our supporters at conventions is the best part. Longtime friends and members stop by and show off their favorite CBLDF shirt from previous campaigns, or ask where they can…

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CBLDF Debuts Comics – Start Here! At ALA in New Orleans

June 22, 2018
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CBLDF Debuts Comics – Start Here! At ALA in New Orleans

CBLDF is proud to release Comics — Start Here! This resource for librarians provides an introduction to developing a graphic novel collection, including brand new research on cataloging graphic novels undertaken by Staci Crouch, Hallie Clawson, and Allison Bailund at University of Washington iSchool, Comics — Start Here! will be available from CBLDF at ALA…

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Gene Luen Yang, Iconic Cartoonist and Teacher, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors!

June 21, 2018
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Gene Luen Yang, Iconic Cartoonist and Teacher, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors!

Portland, OR (June 21, 2018) – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, is proud to welcome Gene Luen Yang to its Board of Directors. A celebrated cartoonist and teacher, Yang served as the fifth National Ambassador For Young People’s Literature, where he launched the Reading Without…

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