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11 Most Popular Comics in Classrooms (with Signed Copies to Support CBLDF!)

December 5, 2019
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11 Most Popular Comics in Classrooms (with Signed Copies to Support CBLDF!)

Get signed comics and personalized copies of many of the Top Comics in Classrooms when you support CBLDF. Hurry, these special rewards are ending soon! CBLDF’s recent groundbreaking survey offered concrete evidence that teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. Across ages and demographics, the study showed who are using comics,…

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Last Days to Get Supernatural Light Novels When You Support Free Expression! 

November 29, 2019
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Last Days to Get Supernatural Light Novels When You Support Free Expression! 

There are only days left to download a digital library of MONOGATARI, Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOISIN from Kodansha Comics & Humble Bundle, starting at $1! These multi-format, DRM-Free books are a great way to treat yourself instantly while supporting the important First Amendment work of CBLDF & ACLU! Explore this bestselling Japanese YA series…

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Support CBLDF With Everything You Buy This Holiday Season!

November 28, 2019
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    There’s an easy way to fight for free expression with (almost) everything you buy online this holiday season: designate CBLDF for your Amazon Smile donations! When you shop at smile.amazon.com, a nonprofit of your choosing will get a portion of the proceeds, so you can buy the things you were already planning on getting, and…

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LGBTQ+ Book Removed from West Virginia Library

November 26, 2019
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LGBTQ+ Book Removed from West Virginia Library

A West Virginia public library has pulled a children’s book one local website described as “promoting homosexuality” from the shelves after an elementary school child came across the age appropriate title. The book, Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack is an illustrated fairy tale about a handsome Prince whose parents want him to get married,…

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5 Top Comics Censored This Decade

November 22, 2019
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5 Top Comics Censored This Decade

As 2019 is coming to a close, we’re looking back at the past decade of comics censorship. In the last ten years, comics have experienced a meteoric rise in popularity, unprecedented inclusion in schools, and a subsequent increase of censorship attempts. A look at the annual lists produced by the American Library Association’s Office for…

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Support Free Expression with MONOGATARI Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOSIN

November 20, 2019
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Support Free Expression with MONOGATARI Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOSIN

Head back to high school with 22 volumes of ghosts, vampires, and more with the hit illustrated MONOGATARI—Supernatural Light Novels by NISIOISIN by Kodansha! Pay what you want for digital, DRM-Free light novels and support the critical First Amendment work of CBLDF and ACLU! This series has been running since 2006, and you can follow…

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Author Invited to IL High School in Attempt to Amend Recent LGBTQ+ Censorship of Programming

November 19, 2019
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Author Invited to IL High School in Attempt to Amend Recent LGBTQ+ Censorship of Programming

Last month, award-winning children’s author Robin Stevenson had a planned event cancelled the night before due to LGBTQ+ historical figures in her book Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change. This week, Illinois State Representative Terra Costa Howard has invited the author back to speak at the High School in the county…

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Remembering Mitchell Berger

November 18, 2019
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Remembering Mitchell Berger

Last week, the cartoon and legal worlds lost a brilliant mind and tireless activist when Mitchell Berger, a founding board member of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, passed away. Berger had been fighting a rare form of cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, sometimes known as carcinoid tumors and often shortened to NETs, for twenty years. Back in…

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Illinois Department of Corrections New Book Review Policy Leaves Door Open for Future Censorship 

November 8, 2019
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Illinois Department of Corrections New Book Review Policy Leaves Door Open for Future Censorship 

Following the removal of 200 “controversial” books from the Danville Prison library and the loud public outcry that followed, the Illinois Department of Corrections has issued a new policy for book review. This policy, which attempts to target the viewpoint discrimination which led to the last purge,  is an improvement from previous guidelines, but still…

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Comics Top Publishers Weekly‘s Best of 2019 Lists

November 5, 2019
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Comics Top Publishers Weekly‘s Best of 2019 Lists

Comics break another barrier, as Mira Jacob’s Good Talk, a graphic memoir, earns a spot in Publisher’s Weekly Top Ten Books of 2019 List. “It’s a wonderfully enchanting memoir that couldn’t be more of-the-moment, with its take on race in America that’s equally smart, pointed, funny, and touching. (There is also some wisdom in there…

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