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Banned Books Week Celebrates Young Adult Books in 2015

April 22, 2015
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Banned Books Week Celebrates Young Adult Books in 2015

Young Adult books will be the focus of Banned Books Week in 2015, the event’s national planning committee announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 27 through October 3, 2015, and will be observed in libraries, schools, bookstores and other community settings across the nation…

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CBLDF Executive Director Responds to Most Frequently Challenged List

April 14, 2015
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Over the weekend, ALA released their list of the most frequently challenged books in 2014. Disappointingly, that list included three highly acclaimed graphic novels, so CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein took a moment to discuss this troubling development with The Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna. The American Library Association’s 2015 State of America’s Libraries Report lists…

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Celebrate Comics Past, Present, and Future at Kickstarter HQ on April 22

April 13, 2015
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Celebrate Comics Past, Present, and Future at Kickstarter HQ on April 22

It’s Comics Month on Kickstarter, and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein is celebrating at Kickstarter HQ by moderating “Talking Shop: Comics in the Past, Present, and Future,” a panel featuring special guests Karen Green (producer of She Makes Comics and graphic novel librarian at Columbia University), Locust Moon Press (publishers of Little Nemo: Dream Another…

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Three Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2014

April 13, 2015
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Three Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2014

Graphic novels made a big splash in 2014, including first ever Caldecott and Newbery honors. But they also made their way into one of the places we hate to see them most: ALA’s 2014 Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books. This week is National Library Week, and along with the celebration of libraries, we also…

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CBLDF Takes the Fight for Free Speech to MoCCA Arts Festival This Weekend!

April 9, 2015
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CBLDF Takes the Fight for Free Speech to MoCCA Arts Festival This Weekend!

This weekend, CBLDF keeps the fight for free speech in its NYC stomping grounds during MoCCA Fest 2015! CBLDF will be hosting signings at booth 200 with MoCCA guest of honor Scott McCloud, who will be on hand with his latest masterpiece The Sculptor, and Bow-Wow series creators Mark Newgarden and Megan Cash! Presented by…

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Retailers: TODAY is FOC for CBLDF’s Vital Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

April 6, 2015
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Retailers: TODAY is FOC for CBLDF’s Vital Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is offering a proven resource to help you reach out to your community and create new repeat customers! Stock up now on bundles of Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! (FEB151225) — CBLDF’s handbook…

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Retailers: Stock up on the Latest Edition of Raising a Reader: How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read !

April 2, 2015
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Retailers: Stock up on the Latest Edition of Raising a Reader: How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read !

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is offering a proven resource to help you reach out to your community and create new repeat customers! Stock up now on bundles of Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! (FEB151225) — CBLDF’s handbook for…

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CBLDF Podcast BONUS EPISODE, featuring NEIL GAIMAN!

April 1, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast BONUS EPISODE, featuring NEIL GAIMAN!

To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender, we’ve uploaded a bonus episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, we speak to author and CBLDF Advisory Board Co-Chair (as well as CBLDF Board of Directors Alumnus) Neil Gaiman! Neil is one of the most popular authors working today, a ground-breaking graphic novelist, a humanitarian deeply…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF Defender, in Stores TODAY!

April 1, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender…

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Defend Comics at WonderCon This Weekend!

March 31, 2015
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Defend Comics at WonderCon This Weekend!

CBLDF is headed West again, this time to Anaheim for WonderCon! April 3 – 5, you’ll find us at booth #711 in the Anaheim Convention Center with an exclusive assortment of signed premiums, entertaining panels, the CBLDF convention survival kit (free for all current and new members!), and the convention debut of the first issue…

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