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SDCC 2014: Friday Events with CBLDF

July 25, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Friday Events with CBLDF

Let’s take a look at what you can expect from CBLDF on Friday at SDCC… PANELS Friday CBLDF: Graphic Novels and Their Turbulent Past: Now Classroom Tools of Tolerance 12:00pm – 1:00pm • Room 30CDE Graphic novels are often associated with violence and aggression. They can, however, be used to help kids gain a greater…

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SDCC 2014: Thursday Events with CBLDF

July 24, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Thursday Events with CBLDF

Comic-Con is upon us, and CBLDF is excited to once again to be part of the action! We’ll be joining thousands of comics fans from around the world, and you’ll find us at booth 1920 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and the best party at Comic-Con, all to benefit our important work defending the right…

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SDCC 2014: Preview Night with CBLDF

July 23, 2014
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SDCC 2014: Preview Night with CBLDF

It’s heeere! Comic-Con International kicks off tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the San Diego Convention Center, and you’ll get your first chance to come by booth #1920 and pick up CBLDF exclusive premiums, including a gorgeous print by J.H. Williams III and Todd Klein and the Gilbert Hernandez CBLDF Liberty Variant of Valiant’s Harbinger #25!…

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SDCC 2014: All CBLDF, All the Time!

July 22, 2014
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SDCC 2014: All CBLDF, All the Time!

Comic-Con is upon us, and CBLDF is excited to once again to be part of the action! We’ll be joining thousands of comics fans from around the world, and you’ll find us at booth 192o with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and the best party at Comic-Con, all to benefit our important work defending the right…

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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Signing and Panel Schedule!

July 18, 2014
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SDCC 2014: CBLDF Signing and Panel Schedule!

Comic-Con International is just around the corner, and CBLDF is going to be on hand with some amazing signings and panels in support of our mission to fight for the right to read comics! SIGNINGS We’re delighted to host some of our favorite creator supporters at booth 1920 during Comic-Con! We’re still locking in some…

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San Diego Public Library and CBLDF Warm up for SDCC with a Discussion of Banned Comics

July 18, 2014
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San Diego Public Library and CBLDF Warm up for SDCC with a Discussion of Banned Comics

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be warming up for an action-packed Comic-Con International by presenting “Banned Comics! The True Story of How Comics Are Banned & How You Can Fight Back!” with the San Diego Public Library on July 22 at 6:00 p.m. The talk will take place in the Mary Hollis Clark Conference…

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John Green’s Looking for Alaska Under Attack in Wisconsin

July 11, 2014
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John Green’s Looking for Alaska Under Attack in Wisconsin

A parent in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has decided that John Green’s Looking for Alaska is not a book her high school daughter should read. She has also decided it isn’t fit for any student in the district, so she filed a complaint against the acclaimed and popular novel. ABC affiliate WISN 12 News reported on the…

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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Gear Up for Banned Books Week with CBLDF

July 4, 2014
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INDEPENDENCE DAY: Gear Up for Banned Books Week with CBLDF

It’s Independence Day. In the midst of cookouts and fireworks, it’s a good time to reflect on the liberties we have — and often take for granted — including the right to free speech and the freedom to read anything we want. Unfortunately, some people try to impinge on these rights, which is why CBLDF…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Chiggers

July 3, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Chiggers

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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Pasco County Response on Paper Towns Falls Short

July 2, 2014
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Pasco County Response on Paper Towns Falls Short

Yesterday we told you about the letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship, signed by CBLDF and other anti-censorship organizations, urging Florida’s Pasco County School District to restore Paper Towns by John Green to an eighth grade summer reading list. Now Pasco County Superintendent Kurt Browning has responded to local and national criticism by claiming…

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