Education

CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

February 27, 2015
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CBLDF to Release US & UK Versions of Raising A Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read!

Just in time for Children’s Book Week, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release a new printing of Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!, CBLDF’s signature resource for parents and educators about the learning benefits of comics! By popular demand, we are also releasing…

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Pennsylvania School District Rejects Pre-Approval Policy

February 26, 2015
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The Lampeter-Strasburg, Pennsylvania, school board made the right decision this past Tuesday when they formally announced that they would not adopt a parental notification/approval policy regarding the inclusion of certain, potentially “controversial,” books in their classrooms. Instead, if needed, teachers could notify parents after the presentation of the materials to keep them abreast of their…

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Adding This One Summer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

February 20, 2015
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Adding This One Summer to Your Library or Classroom Collection

The recent announcement of the Caldecott Medal winner and honorees has many people rushing to pick up the books for their library and classroom collections. Graphic novel This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki broke boundaries by becoming the first graphic novel to make the short list for the Caldecott Medal. Unfortunately, the…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: This One Summer

February 19, 2015
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: This One Summer

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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Strong Showing For Comics In Children’s Choice Book Awards!

February 19, 2015
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Strong Showing For Comics In Children’s Choice Book Awards!

Every Child a Reader (ECAR) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) have announced the finalists in the eighth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards (CCBA), the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens. Comics showed strongly in the finalist group, including nods for CBLDF board member Jennifer L.…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 10: Susan Alston

February 17, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 10: Susan Alston

In this episode, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein talks to former CBLDF Executive Director Susan Alston about the early days of the Fund! We discuss: Mike Diana, Paul Mavrides, social media, the Supreme Court, and much more. In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the…

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Cartoon Art Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on Satire with Masters of Political Cartoons

February 16, 2015
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Cartoon Art Museum Hosts Panel Discussion on Satire with Masters of Political Cartoons

February 19 is shaping up to be a very busy day for satire. Aside from “After Charlie: What’s next for art, satire, and censorship?” with art spiegelman, Molly Crabapple, Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé in New York City, our friends at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco will be presenting “Slinging Satire,” a panel discussion featuring Matt Bors, Mark Fiore,…

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CBLDF and Comic-Con International Launch Education Alliance During Will Eisner Week!

February 13, 2015
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CBLDF and Comic-Con International Launch Education Alliance During Will Eisner Week!

On Wednesday, March 4, John Cassaday, Michael Cho, Charles Kochman, and Paul Pope consider the dynamic life, legacy and influence of Will Eisner at Society of Illustrators in New York City on the panel, The Spirit of Innovation: The Enduring Influence of Will Eisner’s The Spirit. Commemorating the 75th anniversary of The Spirit during Will…

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After Charlie Hebdo: All-Star Panel to Discuss What’s Next for the Cartooning World

February 13, 2015
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After Charlie Hebdo: All-Star Panel to Discuss What’s Next for the Cartooning World

On Thursday, February 19, PEN American Center, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and the French Institute Alliance Française will gather in New York City for “After Charlie: What’s next for art, satire, and censorship?” a panel featuring art spiegelman, Molly Crabapple, Francoise Mouly, and Emmanuel Letouzé. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Florence Gould…

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What Went Wrong in Highland Park?

February 13, 2015
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What Went Wrong in Highland Park?

In a disappointing but unsurprising move this week, the Dallas-area Highland Park Independent School District overhauled the process for approving books to be used in the curriculum. Instead of working from a list of pre-approved books, teachers will now be required to submit each title for approval along with supporting documentation. If the book is…

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