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CBLDF at NCS Fest May 17 – 19, Huntington Beach, California!

May 13, 2019
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CBLDF at NCS Fest May 17 – 19, Huntington Beach, California!

Get Ready to Meet Top Creators in Comics! Make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action at NCS Fest  this weekend, May 15 – 17, in Huntington Beach, California. NCS Fest is unlike any other comic festival, hosting a variety of events, for all types of fans, all over the town. CBLDF will…

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Florida Anti-Education Legislation Dead

May 9, 2019
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Florida Anti-Education Legislation Dead

The terrible slew of anti-education legislation that battered the Florida legislature in early 2019 is, by and large, dead in the water. The legislation was written by special interest group Florida Citizens Alliance, the group behind the successful law in 2017 that allowed any Florida resident to contest instructional materials, even if they have no…

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New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

May 7, 2019
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New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

Popular anime show New Game is now being broadcast in South Korea, but not before the censors got their hands on it. And while anime censorship is not new or surprising, the ridiculousness of the situation with New Game has caused the censored images to go viral. What is surprising is that fans aren’t sharing…

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Re-examine American Born Chinese Before CBLDF’s First Education Webinar with Gene Luen Yang!

May 6, 2019
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Re-examine American Born Chinese Before CBLDF’s First Education Webinar with Gene Luen Yang!

On May 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm PDT, educators and librarians are invited to join Gene Luen Yang, the National Book Award-nominated author of American Born Chinese, in a discussion of how comics help teach tolerance and understanding.  Yang will walk participants through such questions as: How can comics help students develop a broader view of the world? How…

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Defend Comics with CBLDF on Free Comic Book Day!

May 3, 2019
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Defend Comics with CBLDF on Free Comic Book Day!

This Saturday, May 4th, people will gather at comic book shops around the world to celebrate Free Comic Book Day! Don’t forget to pick up CBLDF’s Defend Comics, with cover art by Derek Charm! This year’s comic has stories the whole family can enjoy together, with tales by Nathan Hale, Brian Fies, Bill Griffith, and more!…

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CA Teacher Stands Up for Students Despite Threat of Dismissal

May 1, 2019
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CA Teacher Stands Up for Students Despite Threat of Dismissal

After almost three decades of helping students put together the high school newspaper, a CA teacher is facing possible termination for standing up for her students’ First Amendment rights. It all began in April, when Kathi Duffel received a letter from the school district superintendent saying that the administration had become aware that the Bruin…

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Celebrate 100 Years of Children’s Literacy with Comics

April 29, 2019
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Celebrate 100 Years of Children’s Literacy with Comics

2019 marks the Centennial Children’s Book Week, beginning today April 27th and Running through May 5. This year’s theme – Read Now. Read Forever. – draws into focus the past, present, and crucial future of children’s literature. Celebrations can be found at bookstores, libraries, and schools around the country, but if you want to search, check…

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Cartoonist Musa Kart in Prison Unjustly, Again

April 29, 2019
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Cartoonist Musa Kart in Prison Unjustly, Again

Almost exactly one year after award-winning editorial cartoonist was released from prison to await appeal, he has turned himself in to serve a sentence for “supporting terrorism” with his colleagues from the Turkish paper Cumhuriyet. The official charge leveled against 14 journalists for Cumhuriyet was that of “aiding a terror group without being a member”…

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CBLDF Defends Students’ Right to Read in NJ!

April 26, 2019
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CBLDF Defends Students’ Right to Read in NJ!

Mere weeks after the graphic novel Fun Home was restored in a New Jersey school district, the policy (2530) that ushered in that victory was rewritten to drastically change the power for future decisions and remove all language in support of free speech. The new policy removes references to the intellectual freedom, literature reflecting the world we…

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Myanmar Rejects Appeal for Imprisoned Journalists

April 25, 2019
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Myanmar Rejects Appeal for Imprisoned Journalists

The Supreme Court of Myanmar has denied the appeal of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the Reuters journalists currently serving seven year sentences after a police set-up. The court’s decision comes on the heals of Lone and Soe Oo being awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as part of the entire Reuters staff, “for expertly exposing…

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