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Bone and Watchmen: This Week’s Recommended Summer Reading

This week, we’re challenging you to read a banned or challenged graphic novel! Comic books, graphic novels, and manga are frequently challenged and even banned because the medium thrives on the power of static images that can be taken out of context, and because there is a lingering stigma that comics are low-value speech. Check out our two selections for your #CBLDFSummerReads and download printables to keep track of your reading and more.

Using Graphic Novels in Education: As the Crow Flies

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF designed to highlight the depth and complexity of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we provide teaching and discussion suggestions for…

Celebrate Pride at Your Comic Shop

June is Pride month! Which means it’s the perfect time to celebrate the wealth of great LGBTQ+ comics at your shop. Use these tips to help celebrate Pride at your store! Highlight LGBTQ+ Comics With a Pride Spotlight We live…

Pride Month Reads and Resources

It’s more important than ever to stand up for what’s right. Even as we celebrate Pride, identity censorship, a form of censorship that targets books and speakers based on the identity of the author or characters in a book, remains…

CBLDF’s “Virtual Event Safety” Resource Helps You Support Your Community!

Ensure the safety of your patrons with CBLDF’s new best practices guide, “Virtual Event Safety.” This simple visual reference will support retailers, educators, libraries, and creators who are using online gathering tools in making wise decisions to protect themselves and…

Making Mini-Comics For Activism & Self-Care

Every CBLDF supporter knows that comics are a great medium for expressing what matters. While so many Americans are making their voices heard in demonstrations around the United States, there are also many children and teens feeling a need to…

Queer & Civil Rights Still Stand Out in Stuck Rubber Baby

Howard Cruse, often referred to as the “godfather of Queer Comics,” was working on the 25th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby when he passed away last November from lymphoma. Stuck Rubber Baby is based on…

Anti-Racism Graphic Novels Reading & Resources List

As the demonstrations occurring across the country prove, free expression makes an important difference in affecting positive social change. We’ve created this reading list of comics addressing themes of anti-racism and the African American experience as a starting point to…

Look Forward to June with the League of Graphic Novel Educators

CBLDF is kicking off summer with a medley of resources for educators, librarians, and parents: EVENTS Summer Reading Challenge! CBLDF is partnering with local comics retailers to offer a 12 week summer reading challenge!  Weekly prompts get kiddos (and adults!)…

CBLDF Launches a New Summer Reading Challenge

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is launching an all new Summer Reading Challenge to encourage a diverse and continuous reading habit through graphic novels and comic books! Are you up for the challenge? Join the CBLDF Summer Reading Challenge and…