Education

Florida Student Chastises Schools and Parents for Curious Censorship

August 27, 2015
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Although the Leon County, Florida, School Board is standing by a principal’s decision to pull The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from Lincoln High School’s summer reading list, one student is speaking out not only about how this decision violates students’ right to read, but also how this censorship should be seen as…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 14: Raina Telgemeier and Alex Segura!

August 26, 2015
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To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender #3, we have a very special episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez speaks to cartoonist Raina Telegemeier (Drama, Smile, Sisters), and CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox talks with Archie Comics Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing, Alex Segura. Topics: Kevin…

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In Stores Now: Go Back to School with CBLDF Defender #3!

August 26, 2015
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the third issue 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 will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed…

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Tweeks: Persepolis Should Not Be Banned

August 25, 2015
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This week in the ComicMix’s Challenged Challenge, twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, break down why Marjane Satrapi’s award-winning graphic memoir Persepolis should not be banned and why it should instead be embraced by schools and parents to promote further education of their students. The autobiographical memoir tells Satrapi’s own story of growing up…

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Tweeks Remind SideScrollers Challengers That They Don’t Have to Read It

August 21, 2015
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This week in the ComicMix’s Challenged Reading Challenge, the Tweeks took on Matthew Loux’s SideScrollers, the book that led the Enfield, Connecticut, Board of Education to change their entire policy for approving and including controversial books in school reading lists. In 2012, Mathew Loux’s video game themed graphic novel was removed from a ninth grade…

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The Tweeks Challenge Parents to Read The Color of Earth

August 20, 2015
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Twin ween geeks Maddy and Anya — the Tweeks — have tackled another banned book! In week five of ComicMix’s Challenged Challenge, they discuss the critically acclaimed coming-of-age manhwa The Color of the Earth and the controversy surrounding it’s coming-of age story. Creator Kim Dong Hwa’s graphic novel is about a young girl, Ehwa, growing up…

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Back to School with Comics: Comic Book Club Handbook

August 19, 2015
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As educators and librarians gear up for a new school year, we’re taking to opportunity to highlight our free resources designed to help students — and everyone else — love and appreciate comics! Today we feature the Comic Book Club Handbook, which is a resource anyone can use to start a graphic novel book club…

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Bustle’s 11 Must Read Banned Books by Female Writers Includes Comics

August 18, 2015
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Whether it be for beach reading or a back to school escape, banned books make excellent additions to anyone’s public and personal libraries! Celebrating not only great literature, but also the women who create it, Bustle’s Blaire Perel pulled together a list of her favorite challenged reads highlighting eleven banned books and graphic novels written…

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Back to School with Comics: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook

August 17, 2015
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As educators and librarians gear up for a new school year, we’re taking to opportunity to highlight our free resources designed to help students — and everyone else — love and appreciate comics! Today we feature the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook, which is a resource anyone can use to plan a Banned Books Week…

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School Board Stands by Curious Censorship in Florida

August 14, 2015
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Earlier this week CBLDF joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project to protest Principal Allen Burch’s decision to pull Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the summer reading program at Lincoln High School in Leon County Florida. Despite the protest, the school board has stood behind Burch’s decision. The…

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