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Comic Creators Get Carded for September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

August 29, 2019
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Comic Creators Get Carded for September’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

The ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) has created their first Advocacy campaign geared at getting comics readers to go out and get library cards this September. The campaign features different creators posing with their library cards to highlight the strong relationship both have with core values such as intellectual freedom, creativity, and of…

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Last Week to Keep Books Weird with CBLDF and Humble Bundle!

August 28, 2019
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Last Week to Keep Books Weird with CBLDF and Humble Bundle!

There’s just one week left to snag Microcosm Publishing’s Humble Book Bundle – Keep Books Weird. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of weird and wonderful DRM-free ebooks, filled with tips on starting a business with no money, picking locks, developing space for creativity, and more! The selection of…

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Toni Morrison Books Survive Another Challenge from Florida Tea Party

August 26, 2019
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Toni Morrison Books Survive Another Challenge from Florida Tea Party

Last week news came out of Marion County School District that the school board and Superintendent were standing behind Toni Morrison’s Beloved and The Bluest Eye, as well as Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia. These three books were challenged again after a local political group, It’s Your Tea Party Florida, decided it didn’t like the recommendation from…

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Comics & Manga Among 20,000 titles Banned in Florida Prisons

August 23, 2019
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Comics & Manga Among 20,000 titles Banned in Florida Prisons

As book censorship in prisons gains more media attention, more journalists and nonprofits successfully gather further proof of the rampant First Amendment Rights violations happening to inmates all over the country. The latest state to be exposed for disregarding prisoners’ right to read is Florida. Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) recently shared two lists: one…

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Keep Books Weird and Support CBLDF with the latest Humble Bundle from Microcosm Publishing!!

August 21, 2019
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Keep Books Weird and Support CBLDF with the latest Humble Bundle from Microcosm Publishing!!

Just announced! Microcosm Publishing has joined up with Humble Bundle for Keep Books Weird. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of weird and wonderful DRM-free ebooks, everything from A Guide to Picking Locks to cult-classic comic Henry & Glenn Forever. And your purchase helps support amazing nonprofits like CBLDF,…

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Alabama High School Bans The God of Small Things From Summer Reading

August 20, 2019
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Alabama High School Bans The God of Small Things From Summer Reading

An Alabama high school pulled Booker Prize Winning The God of Small Things from the summer reading options after a parent claimed it was inappropriate. Arundhati Roy’s first novel, The God of Small Things, has been regularly hailed as an exceptional piece of literature, including by authors like John Updike, who compared it to a…

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Comes To Comics Stores – Order Your Copies Today

August 16, 2019
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Comes To Comics Stores – Order Your Copies Today

  This Is What Democracy Looks Like is coming to comic book stores for Constitution Day! Retailers – order your copies of this dynamic resource by August 19 using order code JUL191805. Constitution Day is September 17, this book will arrive in stores on September 11. This Is What Democracy Looks Like maps out how…

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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

August 16, 2019
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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

Last night’s city council meeting in Leander, Texas was a disappointment for many looking for the city council to rectify the previous prejudiced cancellation of transgender comics author Lilah Sturges. However, in new developments to the ongoing library policies saga,  the council voted 5-2 to prohibit members of the community from renting library rooms for events. They also…

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Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

August 12, 2019
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Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

Earlier this month, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein sat down with Barry Lynn, host of Culture Shocks on KCAA, NBC News Radio for Southern California. From the Comics Code to the recent Walking Dead ban, Charles and Barry explore the state of censorship, as well as why comics are often the…

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RETAILERS: Don’t Miss CBLDF’s Read Banned Books! FOCs 8/12!

August 9, 2019
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RETAILERS: Don’t Miss CBLDF’s Read Banned Books! FOCs 8/12!

Local Comics Shops! Engage with your community during Banned Books week with the 2019 edition of the CBLDF’s Read Banned Books publication! Stock up now — it FOCs on Monday, August 12 (Diamond order code JUL191804)! Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover…

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