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CBLDF and Florida Education Defenders Fight for City of Thieves

October 23, 2018
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CBLDF and Florida Education Defenders Fight for City of Thieves

CBLDF and other members of Florida Education Defenders have written to Superintendent Gregory Adkins of Lee County School District to ask him to restore City of Thieves to the curriculum and respect the First Amendment rights of the students in his district. Earlier in October, a Florida High School removed the historical, coming of age…

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Victory in Utah for EBSCO!

October 19, 2018
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Victory in Utah for EBSCO!

  News just broke on Twitter that The Utah Education Network has voted to restore access to EBSCO for K-12 students of the state. According to a local news report at the beginning of October, the EBSCO shut down stemmed from one woman who found (in her words) “lots of yucky images” and reported them…

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Valiant and Groupees Announce the Biggest-Ever VALIANT UNIVERSE Digital Bundle

October 18, 2018
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Valiant and Groupees Announce the Biggest-Ever VALIANT UNIVERSE Digital Bundle

Valiant Entertainment is excited to announce that it has joined forces with Groupees, a unique online and mobile platform for distributing media with real-time social features, for the launch of a brand new, DRM-free, pay-what-you-want digital bundle of Valiant comics – the biggest ever offered in Valiant’s history! Starting on October 16th, hundreds of Valiant’s critically acclaimed…

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City of Thieves Pulled from Florida High School

October 17, 2018
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City of Thieves Pulled from Florida High School

City of Thieves by David Benioff was banned from a Lee County High School in Fort Myers, Florida after a parent complained of the book being “vulgar”. The book had been randomly assigned to approximately 30 students, and the parents and students had a chance to review the work and express any concerns, but at…

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Fringe Group Sues EBSCO and Colorado Library Consortium Alleging Both are Pornography Pushers

October 16, 2018
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Fringe Group Sues EBSCO and Colorado Library Consortium Alleging Both are Pornography Pushers

On October 10th, a lawsuit was filed against EBSCO Industries Inc., a media aggregator database service, and Colorado Library Consortium, a non-profit benefitting Colorado libraries through the sharing of services and by offering continuing education for library staff. The lawsuit has been brought by The Thomas More Society on behalf of two Colorado parents who…

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Putting Comics in Libraries, Classrooms, and Young Readers’ Hands

October 12, 2018
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Putting Comics in Libraries, Classrooms, and Young Readers’ Hands

There’s a passionate blog post, with a phenomenal list of resources attached to it, that details Why Graphic Novels Belong in All of Our Libraries. The author, Pernille Ripp, talks about the struggle that many parents, teachers, and librarians will find all too familiar – getting a bright, young person to see themselves as a…

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Beartown Pulled from NC High School

October 10, 2018
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Beartown Pulled from NC High School

After community outrage, the North Carolina Rockville County School Board pulled Beartown by Fredrick Backman from a 10th grade English honors class required reading list, blaming the teacher’s lack of pre-approval and experience for the error. Parents called the book “vulgar” though no specific passages were presented in the local coverage of the board meeting.…

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CBLDF at NYCC Round-Up

October 9, 2018
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CBLDF at NYCC Round-Up

Another great New York Comic Con is over, but we want to thank all the great fans, artists, writers, and collaborators that made this year so special and successful. Whether you stopped by the booth to pick up a signed graphic novel or meet a favorite creator for a signature, checked out our panel on…

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Fun Home Victory in New Jersey!

October 8, 2018
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Fun Home Victory in New Jersey!

Alison Bechdel’s critically acclaimed memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic will remain in the English curriculum at Watchung Hills Regional High School in New Jersey. The school board voted to keep the graphic novel 7 – 2, despite the calls for its removal by the community. Instead, the curriculum has been expanded to make Fun Home…

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Kansas Teacher Suspended for Considering Part-Time Indian

October 5, 2018
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Kansas Teacher Suspended for Considering Part-Time Indian

According to The Emporia Gazette, Austin Schopper, an English teacher at Waverly High School in Kansas was suspended right before Banned Books Week, for suggesting The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian as an addition to his curriculum. The suspension is set to last nine days and will begin on September 11th. Schopper told…

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