VICTORY in CA: Crafton Hills College Will Not Require Disclaimer on Graphic Novel Course

July 7, 2015
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VICTORY in CA: Crafton Hills College Will Not Require Disclaimer on Graphic Novel Course

After CBLDF last week joined with the National Coalition Against Censorship in urging Crafton Hills College not to require a disclaimer about potentially offensive content on future syllabi for a graphic novel class, the San Bernardino Community College District has reversed course and will leave the decision up to individual instructors. The issue arose after…

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Survey Shows 33% of Americans Unable to Name Any First Amendment Right

July 7, 2015
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Survey Shows 33% of Americans Unable to Name Any First Amendment Right

One third of Americans cannot name any of the five freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment, according to results from the Newseum Institute’s annual State of the First Amendment survey. While it’s encouraging that speech is the freedom most commonly identified by respondents, fully informed citizens should understand how that right interacts with the other…

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SDCC 2015: Kick Off Comic-Con Tonight During an Evening with Raina Telgemeier!

July 7, 2015
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SDCC 2015: Kick Off Comic-Con Tonight During an Evening with Raina Telgemeier!

Raina Telgemeier, the best-selling author of Smile, Sisters, and Drama is coming to the San Diego Central Library, in downtown San Diego, tonight at 6:00 p.m. for “An Evening With Raina,” a free event to help you get ready for Comic-Con International! Raina’s all-ages graphic novels have delighted readers of all ages! Come hear her…

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SDCC 2015: Nighttime Events with CBLDF!

July 6, 2015
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SDCC 2015: Nighttime Events with CBLDF!

Comic-Con is nigh, and CBLDF is excited to be kicking off the show with some of the best evening events in San Diego! If you’re in town early, you can join us for an Evening with Raina Telgemeier! Don’t miss our CBLDF Welcome Party on Thursday, guaranteed to have you rubbing elbows with some of…

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Between the Lines: NC Library Holds Events for Controversial Kid’s Book

July 6, 2015
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Last month, Omar Currie, a school teacher at Efland-Creeks Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, resigned from his position after backlash in his community over his inclusion of the children’s book King & King in his third grade class. Subsequently, neighboring public libraries, including Chapel Hill Public Library, have seen an increase in the…

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SDCC 2015: Everything CBLDF!

July 3, 2015
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SDCC 2015: Everything CBLDF!

Comic-Con is almost upon us, and CBLDF is excited to once again to be part of the action! We’ll be joining thousands of comics fans from around the world, and you’ll find us at booth 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and the best party at Comic-Con, all to benefit our important work defending the…

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Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County

July 3, 2015
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Fifty Challenges Filed Against LGBTQ Children’s Books in Rural Texas County

Over 50 residents of Hood County, Texas have filed formal challenges against two LGBTQ-themed children’s picture books found in the local public library. Library director Courtney Kincaid and an advisory board have already refused to move My Princess Boy and This Day in June out of the children’s section, but the Hood County Commissioners may…

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CBLDF Podcast Bonus Episode: COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 Preview With IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos!

July 3, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Bonus Episode: COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 Preview With IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos!

Join the CBLDF staff for a quick preview of everything happening at Comic-Con International 2015, in San Diego from July 8th to July 12th! IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos also joins us to discuss a Very Special Variant Cover! In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of…

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VICTORY in NC: Unanimous Vote Keeps The Kite Runner in Classrooms

July 2, 2015
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The Kite Runner

The fate of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner in the Buncombe County, North Carolina, school system has finally been decided: By unanimous vote, the school board has decided to keep the book in 10th grade English classrooms. The Kite Runner was challenged earlier this year by parent Lisa Baldwin, who objected to depictions of “homosexuality…

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SDCC 2015: CBLDF Autograph Schedule

July 2, 2015
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Comic-Con International is almost here, and CBLDF is going to be on hand with some amazing signings and more in support of our mission to fight for the right to read comics! We’re delighted to host some of our favorite creator supporters at booth 1918 during Comic-Con! THURSDAY 12:00 p.m.: Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes,…

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