Education

SDCC 2015: Kick Off Comic-Con Tonight During an Evening with Raina Telgemeier!

July 7, 2015
By
SDCC 2015: Kick Off Comic-Con Tonight During an Evening with Raina Telgemeier!

Raina Telgemeier, the best-selling author of Smile, Sisters, and Drama is coming to the San Diego Central Library, in downtown San Diego, tonight at 6:00 p.m. for “An Evening With Raina,” a free event to help you get ready for Comic-Con International! Raina’s all-ages graphic novels have delighted readers of all ages! Come hear her…

Read more »

SDCC 2015: Nighttime Events with CBLDF!

July 6, 2015
By
SDCC 2015: Nighttime Events with CBLDF!

Comic-Con is nigh, and CBLDF is excited to be kicking off the show with some of the best evening events in San Diego! If you’re in town early, you can join us for an Evening with Raina Telgemeier! Don’t miss our CBLDF Welcome Party on Thursday, guaranteed to have you rubbing elbows with some of…

Read more »

Between the Lines: NC Library Holds Events for Controversial Kid’s Book

July 6, 2015
By
King&King

Last month, Omar Currie, a school teacher at Efland-Creeks Elementary School in Orange County, North Carolina, resigned from his position after backlash in his community over his inclusion of the children’s book King & King in his third grade class. Subsequently, neighboring public libraries, including Chapel Hill Public Library, have seen an increase in the…

Read more »

SDCC 2015: Everything CBLDF!

July 3, 2015
By
SDCC 2015: Everything CBLDF!

Comic-Con is almost 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 1918 with exclusive premiums, informative panels, and the best party at Comic-Con, all to benefit our important work defending the…

Read more »

CBLDF Podcast Bonus Episode: COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 Preview With IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos!

July 3, 2015
By
CBLDF Podcast Bonus Episode: COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL 2015 Preview With IDW Publishing’s Sarah Gaydos!

Join the CBLDF staff for a quick preview of everything happening at Comic-Con International 2015, in San Diego from July 8th to July 12th! IDW Editor Sarah Gaydos also joins us to discuss a Very Special Variant Cover! In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of…

Read more »

VICTORY in NC: Unanimous Vote Keeps The Kite Runner in Classrooms

July 2, 2015
By
The Kite Runner

The fate of Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner in the Buncombe County, North Carolina, school system has finally been decided: By unanimous vote, the school board has decided to keep the book in 10th grade English classrooms. The Kite Runner was challenged earlier this year by parent Lisa Baldwin, who objected to depictions of “homosexuality…

Read more »

SDCC 2015: CBLDF Programming Schedule

June 30, 2015
By
cbldf_logo

Comic-Con International is just over a week away, and CBLDF is going to be on hand with some spectacular programming in support of our mission to fight for the right to read comics! Don’t forget to add these amazing events to your calendar for the show! TUESDAY An Evening with Raina Telgemeier July 7, 2015…

Read more »

CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course

June 29, 2015
By
CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course

Today, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship to oppose a “disclaimer” on the English 250 syllabus at Crafton Hills College. The college affirmed that it will not be “eradicating” any graphic novels from the course, but it has stated that future syllabi for the graphic novel course include a disclaimer “so students have a…

Read more »

Expand Your Comics Conversation With the Comic Book Club Handbook!

June 26, 2015
By
CBLDF_BookClub_cover_web

Learn how to start and make the most of book clubs for comics and graphic novels with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International! Designed for librarians, retailers, and individuals alike, the Comic Book Club Handbook goes inside the how’s and why’s of creating a graphic…

Read more »

Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the Latest Edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook!

June 26, 2015
By
CBLDF_BBW_2015_cover_FINAL_front

Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Raina Telgemeier, whose book Drama was one of America’s most frequently challenged books in 2014, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2015 is a free resource that gives you the scoop about…

Read more »