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CBLDF Rocks Out at Comicpalooza This Weekend!

May 22, 2015
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CBLDF Rocks Out at Comicpalooza This Weekend!

If you’re in the Houston, Texas, area this Memorial Day weekend, don’t miss CBLDF at Comicpalooza! We’ll be set up at booth #505 May 22 – 25 with signed premiums, membership goodies, and more to support our work fighting for the right to free speech! We’ll also have several silent auction items on display at…

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CBLDF Climbs the Mountain to Fight Censorship at DENVER COMIC CON!

May 21, 2015
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CBLDF Climbs the Mountain to Fight Censorship at DENVER COMIC CON!

This weekend, get a mile high with CBLDF at Denver Comic Con! Come visit us at booth #1202 during May 23-25 in Denver, Colorado, to help us protect the right to read! You can support free speech by donating for an excellent array of signed premiums or by becoming a CBLDF member! Or both because…

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The Handmaid’s Tale Under Attack in Oregon School

May 21, 2015
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Despite claiming she is “not a book banner,” an Oregon parent has launched a crusade against Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, claiming the book is too sexually explicit and violent for seniors in AP English to handle. After hearing concerns voiced by her son, Katrina Montgomery researched the controversy around The Handmaid’s…

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Charter School Censors Penguin Play

May 20, 2015
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Canceling the show was “the best thing for our community.” This was a statement given by a parent regarding the unanimous decision to cancel a showing of the play And Then Came Tango at Sierra Foothill Charter School near Fresno, CA earlier last month. The play, based on the children’s book And Tango Makes Three…

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Jeff Smith Celebrates the Freedom to Read Foundation

May 19, 2015
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Jeff Smith Celebrates the Freedom to Read Foundation

If you happen to be in New York City on May 29, consider joining CBLDF board member Jeff Smith, the creator of Bone and RASL, to celebrate the freedom to read! Smith will join bestselling young adult authors Carolyn Mackler​ (The Future of Us; The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things) and David…

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Listen Up: Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Censorship at TCAF!

May 18, 2015
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Listen Up: Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Censorship at TCAF!

CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein spoke about intellectual freedom and comics censorship at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and we have recorded proof thanks to Jamie Coville! During the panel, “Protecting Comics: Graphic Novel Challenges in Today’s Libraries,” which was part of TCAF’s Librarian and Educator Day, Brownstein discussed why comics are challenged, how to fight challenges,…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

May 14, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

Today, CBLDF is proud to announce that CBLDF Executive Director Charles Bownstein has been elected to a two-year term on the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Board of Trustees! FTRF “is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the…

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SPRING INTO ACTION To Support CBLDF’s Comics History Work!

May 12, 2015
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SPRING INTO ACTION To Support CBLDF’s Comics History Work!

This week, SPRING INTO ACTION by becoming a member of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Donors joining this week will receive special thank you premiums that support CBLDF’s historical research and presentations, including a Skype visit with Fred Van Lente! All new and renewing members signing up this week will receive a Comics Code Authority…

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CBLDF’s Comics Connector Builds A Bridge Between Libraries, Educators, and Comics Creators!

May 7, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund continues the celebration of Children’s Book Week by launching its newest resource – the Comics Connector! CBLDF’s Comics Connector is a directory resource that connects educators and librarians with creators, editors and other comics professionals who are able to provide classroom or library visits. More than 50 comics professionals in 12 states and one Canadian province have signed up with the…

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in Middle School

May 6, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: Books for Kids in Middle School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades 7-8. The…

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