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Using Graphic Novels in Education: The Plain Janes

July 31, 2015
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: The Plain Janes

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the…

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The Tweeks Tackle the Controversy Around This One Summer

July 28, 2015
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It’s week 3 of the ComicMix Challenged Challenge and in this episode twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya—the Tweeks—talk about the controversy surrounding Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer. A multi award-winning book and the first graphic novel to receive a Caldecott Honor, This One Summer has garnered significant critical acclaim since its release…

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Because of Arizona Ban, Ethnic Studies Programs Expand Around Country

July 23, 2015
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Arizona legislators have long waged a battle against ethnic studies, culminating in a ban of Tucson’s acclaimed Mexican American Studies program. But in spite of — and really, because of — the ban, ethnic studies programs have expanded across the nation. Arizona Revised Statute § 15-112 is a law passed in 2010 by the Arizona…

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Bookmobile Temporarily Banned from North Carolina Apartment Complex

July 22, 2015
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Last week, an apartment complex in West Raleigh, North Carolina, set in motion a plan to ban a Lacy Elementary School’s bookmobile from entering and distributing books on its premises. Their reason: Company policy prohibits any events that are not initially sponsored by the corporate owner of the complex, Landmark Apartment Trust. What this means…

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The Tweeks Take on the Drama with Drama

July 21, 2015
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The Tweeks are at it again! This time twin teen geeks, Maddy and Anya Ernst, sit down to talk about Raina Telgemeier’s modern classic Drama and all of the controversial drama surrounding this graphic novel in the latest edition of their ComicMix Challenged Challenge series. In 2012, Drama hit stores and quickly received critical acclaim,…

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SDCC 2015: CBLDF in the News

July 17, 2015
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Comic-Con International has wrapped up for another year, and CBLDF was proud to be part of the action, with educational panels and much more in support of our work defending comics from censorship. Let’s take a look at reporting about CBLDF during Comic-Con… • Notes From SDCC: How CBLDF Fights Censorship for You Tom Blunt…

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SDCC 2015: Sunday Events with CBLDF

July 12, 2015
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We’ve made it to the last day of Comic-Con! You’ll find us at booth 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, our amazing premiums, and more, all to benefit our important work defending the right to read comics! Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF today… CBLDF: You Can’t Draw That! Live…

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SDCC 2015: Saturday Events with CBLDF

July 11, 2015
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Day three! You’ll find us at Comic-Con in booth 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, our amazing Live Art Auction, and more, all to benefit our important work defending the right to read comics! Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF today… CBLDF: Comics in the Classroom: Real-World Ideas for Engaging…

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SDCC 2015: Friday Events with CBLDF

July 10, 2015
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Day two of Comic-Con 2015! You’ll find us at booth 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and more, all to benefit our important work defending the right to read comics! Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF today… PANELS CBLDF: Banned Comics July 10, 2015 • 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 30CDE…

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SDCC 2015: Thursday Events with CBLDF

July 9, 2015
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Comic-Con is here! 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 right to read comics! Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF…

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