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Reading Resources and NEW Discussion Guide: Superman Smashes the Klan

CBLDF supports free expression and quality reading experiences with the following resources to help educators, librarians, and parents share the benefits of graphic novels with young people: The benefits of comic arts as a form of storytelling: Raising a Reader…

Gene Luen Yang Fights for Free Expression

Tuesday, May 12th, Gene Luen Yang’s much anticipated Superman Smashes the Klan graphic novel hit digital shelves, and CBLDF introduced a new discussion guide focused on this important story. Don’t forget to check out all of the amazing resources Gene…

Meet & Greet for League of Graphic Novel Educators

Meet fellow educators, librarians, and graphic novel readers for our first League Meet & Greet via Zoom on Thursday, May 14 @ 4:30 PDT.  Let’s get to know one another, talk graphically (about graphic novels), and have some fun! Want…

Remote Retailer Spotlight: Community Engagement

With comic shops closed temporarily across the country, fans are missing the fun of weekly visits to their local comic shops. But many comic book retailers are coming up with cool new ways to stay engaged with their customers during…

Kids, Tweens, Teens: Graphic Novels for Mental Health

Minds and emotions of all ages need tending to! In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, CBLDF has gathered great graphic novels and illustrated texts for kids ages 3 and up. These stories help young people understand their experiences and the experiences…

New to You Comic Book Day and Your Shop

Spring has seen a pause in the release of new comic books. But that doesn’t mean comic shops can’t still celebrate Wednesday as New Comic Book Day. Richard John Early, owner of Paradox Comics-N-Cards, helped create New to You Comic…

CBLDF Speaks Out Against Removal of Classic Literature in Alaska

“Precluding students from reading literature with challenging themes and language deprives them of the opportunity to acquire empathy, critical thinking skills, and knowledge about lives different from their own — essential competencies that are necessary for success in college and…

What To Do If You Can’t Pay Rent Because of COVID-19

For many businesses, May 1 brings a new round of anxiety around paying rent. While some were able to use savings or secure relief funding, others weren’t. With the majority of comics businesses being impacted, the lack of income makes…