Back to School with Comic Books: Raising a Reader!

September 2, 2014
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Back to School with Comic Books: Raising a Reader!

Whether you have a student who is a reluctant reader, a student who needs more support, or a student who will read anything you put in front of him or her, CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is a great resource for educators. Comic books are…

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Labor Day Marks End of a Busy Summer for CBLDF

September 1, 2014
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Labor Day Marks End of a Busy Summer for CBLDF

Summer seems like it should be a slow time for book censorship, but the last few months kept CBLDF and fellow free speech advocates busy. Now that Labor Day is here to mark the unofficial end of summer, let’s take a look at some of the books CBLDF helped defend over our summer vacation… Pensacola…

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Breaking Free of Social Programming with Books

August 29, 2014
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Breaking Free of Social Programming with Books

Recently, a story by Susie Rodarme of Book Riot came to our attention. In the piece, Rodarme reflects on her upbringing in a predominantly white town and a racist household. Rodarme was told by her father that “If you ever bring home a black man, I will kill you, kill him, and then kill myself.”…

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Ohio Superintendent: Controversial Books Aren’t for Summer Reading

August 29, 2014
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Ohio Superintendent: Controversial Books Aren’t for Summer Reading

In response to concerns about the inclusion of Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things on a high school summer reading list, Superintendent Jim Powell of the North Ridgeville, Ohio, school district said that controversial books should be assigned only during the school year, when teachers are readily available to speak to both students and concerned parents about more mature subject matter. Maria…

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Bid Now on The Simpsons Family History, Signed and Sketched by Matt Groening!

August 28, 2014
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Bid Now on The Simpsons Family History, Signed and Sketched by Matt Groening!

  For the past week, it seems like everyone with a television has been enjoying the “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon. It’s a good reminder of just how much of an institution the show has become, and a great time to bid on one of the most amazing pieces of Simpsons memorabilia we have yet seen. Premiering at…

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Indian State Allows Pre-Emptive Arrest for Online Obscenity, Copyright Violations

August 28, 2014
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Indian State Allows Pre-Emptive Arrest for Online Obscenity, Copyright Violations

In the state of Karnataka in southern India, Minority Report has come true. Actually, the state’s so-called Goondas Act — an umbrella law covering offenses from bootlegging to gambling — has long allowed police to put habitual offenders in “preventive custody” for up to a year before they offend again. But just this month Karnataka’s…

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Tell Us About Your Banned Books Week Plans!

August 28, 2014
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Tell Us About Your Banned Books Week Plans!

Banned Books Week 2014 is coming up in less than a month, and this year the focus is on comics and graphic novels! As a sponsor of the annual week celebrating the freedom to read, CBLDF wants to hear from librarians, retailers, educators, publishers, and others about any events they may be planning. This year,…

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Second Week of Humble Bookperk Bundle Adds Amazing Titles

August 27, 2014
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Second Week of Humble Bookperk Bundle Adds Amazing Titles

HarperCollins Publishers has partnered with Humble Bundle to launch the Humble Bookperk Bundle, featuring a collection of award-winning sci-fi novels as well as other works by bestselling HarperCollins authors. Today, we’re delighted to announce that three amazing titles have been added to the bundle! For the next week, customers can name their price for the…

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Texas Minister Wants Vampire Books Banned From Library

August 26, 2014
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Texas Minister Wants Vampire Books Banned From Library

A minister in the small Texas town of Cleveland is spearheading a petition drive to have 75 books that he labels “demonic” removed from the Young Adult section of the local public library. Pastor Phillip Missick of King of Saints Tabernacle says that the books, including the manga Vampire Knight and the Twilight series, “perpetuate a…

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Dark Horse Offers CBLDF Variant For Fred Van Lente’s Resurrectionists!

August 26, 2014
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Dark Horse Offers CBLDF Variant For Fred Van Lente’s Resurrectionists!

On the eve of solicitation of the highly anticipated new ongoing series from Fred Van Lente (Conan the Avenger, Archer & Armstrong) and artists Maurizio Rosenzweig (Clown Fatale) and Moreno Dinisio (Dead Body Road) comes news of a second cover of the first issue, created for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! In addition to…

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