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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

November 17, 2017
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Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Under Fire in Las Vegas

Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is under fire again, this time at a school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We learned of the challenge via a biased news report. Shateraka Hampton is upset that her 7th grade son is reading the book for an assignment at Democracy Prep at Agassi Campus,…

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Prize Winners on the Work that Inspired Them

November 10, 2017
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Prize Winners on the Work that Inspired Them

The Guardian recently interviewed several recipients of the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize, asking them to share their thoughts on how the comics format has changed over time and the work that inspired them, some of which has been censored. The Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize is a cash award given to British graphic novelists for…

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Retailers: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER, FOCs TODAY!

November 6, 2017
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Retailers: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER, FOCs TODAY!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, CBLDF shares wise words on free speech from comics maestro Scott Snyder (Batman: Metal, A.D.: After Death)! Retailers, FOC is today (SEP171440), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator Greg Capullo (Batman, Spawn).…

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Retailers: Stock up on CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER!

October 30, 2017
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Retailers: Stock up on CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4, Featuring SCOTT SNYDER!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the last issue of 2017, CBLDF shares wise words on free speech from comics maestro Scott Snyder (Batman: Metal, A.D.: After Death)! Retailers, FOC is Monday, November 6 (SEP171440), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #4 features an iconic cover of Batman by frequent Snyder collaborator…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 24: JEFFREY BROWN

October 23, 2017
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In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Jeffrey Brown about his work, and the changes (and lack of changes) in his art and his interests over the years. We discuss as many aspects of his career as we could fit into 45 minutes, with is really just the tip of the iceberg. Brown is an enormously prolific…

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Library Displays Cause Controversy

October 20, 2017
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Library Displays Cause Controversy

Displays at libraries in Texas and Maryland have caused furor in their respective communities. In June, the Temple Public Library in Temple, Texas, spotlighted Pride Month with two displays: a rainbow decorated bulletin board that was displayed throughout the month and a table with informational sheets and books on LGBTQIA themes that was set up…

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Bechdel, Satrapi, Chast Featured in Simpsons Cameos

October 13, 2017
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Bechdel, Satrapi, Chast Featured in Simpsons Cameos

A women in comics dream team assembled for last week’s episode of The Simpsons , a team that also happened to include two creators whose graphic novels are frequently challenged — and a full slate of women who were also profiled in CBLDF’s book She Changed Comics! A convention panel in the episode “Springfield Splendor” featured…

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To Kill a Mockingbird Pulled From Curriculum

October 13, 2017
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To Kill a Mockingbird Pulled From Curriculum

Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from the 8th grade curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Karen Nelson with the Biloxi Sun Herald reported on the ban, learning from a Biloxi school board member that it was “an administrative and department decision.” According to an individual who contacted Sun Herald, the book was removed…

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Cartoonist Outspoken Despite Political Unrest in Kenya

October 13, 2017
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Cartoonist Outspoken Despite Political Unrest in Kenya

Patrick Gathara is among the best known political cartoonists in Kenya. With a cartooning resume that spans more than 20 years, Gathara has also contributed political commentary to publications like The Washington Post and Al-Jazeera. He also maintains his own blog of political commentary. Gathara is working during a tumultuous period in Kenya’s history. The…

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OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

October 11, 2017
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Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and below! You can also get bundles for your store, school, or library in the CBLDF Rewards Zone. A…

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