EXCLUSIVE: Comics Creators Talk Star Wars with CBLDF!

October 24, 2014
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EXCLUSIVE: Comics Creators Talk Star Wars with CBLDF!

Last week, Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics launched the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle to benefit CBLDF. We reached out to some of the creators behind theses classic comics and asked three simple questions about Star Wars and free speech. These folks didn’t disappoint with their thoughtful, passionate, and powerful answers. Fans of the…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: I Kill Giants

October 24, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura, won the IGN Best of 2008, was voted one of the 10 Best Comics of 2009 by New York magazine’s Dan Kois; was a YALSA (Young Adult Library Association) 2010 Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and won the Gold Award at the 5th…

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ALA Objects to Proposed Flagging of Books from Banned/Challenged Lists

October 23, 2014
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ALA Objects to Proposed Flagging of Books from Banned/Challenged Lists

Amidst the can of worms opened up when the Dallas-area Highland Park Independent School District recently suspended and then reinstated seven books on approved reading lists, it is important not to overlook one particularly alarming practice. Currently the district is considering a proposal to identify “objectionable texts” using the American Library Association’s annual lists of…

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Coalition Urges North Carolina High School to Reverse Cancellation of Play

October 23, 2014
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Coalition Urges North Carolina High School to Reverse Cancellation of Play

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship and other advocates to protest the cancellation of a play at Maiden High School in North Carolina. The play, Almost, Maine, drew the ire of local churches because it features a same-sex couple. Principal Rob Bliss cancelled the play, claiming that he did so because of “sexually-explicit overtones…

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UK Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Manga

October 22, 2014
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UK Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Illegal Manga

A UK man last week pleaded guilty to 10 counts of possessing illegal manga and anime, a first since manga was added to the country’s child pornography laws in 2010. Robul Hoque of South Bank, Middlesbrough was sentenced to nine months in prison, but the sentence was suspended as long as he does not break…

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That’s No Moon: The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle Adds Even More Titles!

October 22, 2014
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That’s No Moon: The Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle Adds Even More Titles!

These are the comics you’re looking for! Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up on the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle, and today, the Star Wars Comics Bundle universe expands to add four more amazing titles! Fans of the epic sci-fi franchise can pay what they want for up to $250 worth of…

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The Decade Animated Udders Went Under Wraps

October 21, 2014
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The Decade Animated Udders Went Under Wraps

Cows are natural comedians, as Far Side creator Gary Larson proved many times over the years. A great deal of the bovine potential for visual humor lies in their udders, and early animators from Disney and other studios quickly latched on (pun intended) in the late 1920s. But the udder party lasted only a few…

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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

October 20, 2014
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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

At 12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, October 22, please join the Freedom to Read Foundation and other sponsors of Banned Books Week for a look back at some of the fun, provocative, and engaging events that celebrated our freedom to read! The Google Hangout, an open online event, will be at noon Eastern…

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Idaho School Board Decides Against Prior Consent Policy

October 17, 2014
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Idaho School Board Decides Against Prior Consent Policy

Last week, CBLDF joined a coalition led by the Kids’ Right to Read Project to oppose a proposed parental consent policy that would have been implemented for every assigned book. On Monday, the Teton County, Idaho, school board reviewed the policy and decided not to implement it, a victory for KRRP and its supporters. CBLDF…

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Dynamite Entertainment Releases The Boys Digital Library, Donates 10% of Sales to CBLDF!

October 17, 2014
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Dynamite Entertainment Releases The Boys Digital Library, Donates 10% of Sales to CBLDF!

Following an explosive week at New York Comic Con Dynamite Entertainment is continuing its Digital Initiative with an exciting week of releases. The ENTIRE library of Garth Ennis’and Darick Robertson’s The Boys spearhead this week’s Dynamite Digital titles which includes Red Sonja: Black Tower #2, The Devilers #4, Alice Cooper #2 as well as more…

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