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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amulet

September 12, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amulet

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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Jules Feiffer, Brandon Graham, Emily Carroll & More Sign For CBLDF at SPX!

September 11, 2014
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Jules Feiffer, Brandon Graham, Emily Carroll & More Sign For CBLDF at SPX!

This weekend, CBLDF is heading to SPX 2014, America’s premiere literary and arts comics festival. The festival, which is held in part to benefit the CBLDF, kicks off on Saturday morning and runs a stellar exhibit hall and programming schedule through Sunday, spotlighting the best and brightest talents in the comics medium. CBLDF will be…

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Brandon Graham Makes SPX Sketch Book & NYC Event For CBLDF!

September 11, 2014
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Brandon Graham Makes SPX Sketch Book & NYC Event For CBLDF!

Brandon Graham, the acclaimed cartoonist of the highly influential graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, and the driving force behind the genre-bending science fiction series Prophet is benefiting CBLDF in September with signings and an all-new sketchbook premiering at SPX, and a lecture in New York City at the Society of Illustrators. First up…

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Back to School with Comic Books: The CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook

September 5, 2014
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Back to School with Comic Books: The CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook

This year, Banned Books Week will take place September 21-27, and the focus is on comics and graphic novels! The CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the scoop about banned comics, how to report and fight censorship, and how to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your…

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Back to School with Comic Books: CBLDF Discussion Guides

September 4, 2014
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Back to School with Comic Books: CBLDF Discussion Guides

Given their visual nature, comics are easy targets for would-be censors. CBLDF Discussion Guides are tools that can be used to lead conversations about challenged graphic novels and to help allay misconceptions about comics. CBLDF Discussion Guides can be used by librarians, educators, retailers, or anyone who wants to lead a conversation about a graphic…

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CBLDF Looking for Contributing Editor and Student Interns!

September 4, 2014
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CBLDF Looking for Contributing Editor and Student Interns!

CBLDF’s mission defending the Right to Read is bigger — and more important — than ever, which means we are looking for a contributing editor and student interns to help us fight for free speech! If you’re enthusiastic about the First Amendment, consider joining the team today! Contributing Editor The Contributing Editor will assist the…

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Baltimore Comic Con: Paul Pope, Programming, & More!

September 4, 2014
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Baltimore Comic Con: Paul Pope, Programming, & More!

This weekend, CBLDF kicks off the fall convention calendar at Baltimore Comic Con, where we’re offering three days of programming and signings with superstar creator Paul Pope!  CBLDF is located at booth 2401, where we’ll have a massive library of Paul Pope books that he’ll personalize for you in booth 2501 right next door!  We’ll also…

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Back to School with Comic Books: Using Graphic Novels in Education

September 3, 2014
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Back to School with Comic Books: Using Graphic Novels in Education

Using Graphic Novels in Education is 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 use of…

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Labor Day Marks End of a Busy Summer for CBLDF

September 1, 2014
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Labor Day Marks End of a Busy Summer for CBLDF

Summer seems like it should be a slow time for book censorship, but the last few months kept CBLDF and fellow free speech advocates busy. Now that Labor Day is here to mark the unofficial end of summer, let’s take a look at some of the books CBLDF helped defend over our summer vacation… Pensacola…

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Tell Us About Your Banned Books Week Plans!

August 28, 2014
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Tell Us About Your Banned Books Week Plans!

Banned Books Week 2014 is coming up in less than a month, and this year the focus is on comics and graphic novels! As a sponsor of the annual week celebrating the freedom to read, CBLDF wants to hear from librarians, retailers, educators, publishers, and others about any events they may be planning. This year,…

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