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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

September 22, 2017
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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

Banned Books Week is here! It starts this Sunday, September 24, and runs through Saturday, September 30, and CBLDF is delighted to help you prepare with the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and more! Keep reading for resources, events, and more! If you are hosting an event or Banned Books Week display, let us know…

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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

September 22, 2017
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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

Last week, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in asking a California school to uphold their policies for classroom reading. Earlier this week, the school board for Rocklin Academy Gateway voted to keep their literature policy unchanged. In June, some parents in the community challenged the reading of a LGBTQIA children’s book in a kindergarten…

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AVAILABLE NOW: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

September 20, 2017
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CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth…

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Retailers: Stock up on PANEL POWER! FOCs TODAY!

September 18, 2017
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Retailers: Stock up on PANEL POWER! FOCs TODAY!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a new CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! Now is the time to order Panel Power — this invaluable publication FOCs TODAY! A tool for battling misconceptions about the format and filled with information about the benefits…

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Retailers: Celebrate the Power of Comics with PANEL POWER! FOCs 9/18!

September 15, 2017
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Retailers: Celebrate the Power of Comics with PANEL POWER! FOCs 9/18!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a new CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! Now is the time to order Panel Power — this invaluable publication FOCs on September 18! A tool for battling misconceptions about the format and filled with information about…

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Humble Bundle Reaches $100 Million Milestone for Charity

September 15, 2017
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Humble Bundle Reaches $100 Million Milestone for Charity

CBLDF congratulates Humble Bundle, a pioneer of pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions in the games and publishing industries, today announced that it has raised more than $100 million generated for charity. Humble’s charitable efforts include generous support for CBLDF’s important work. “Humble’s influence has been transformative to CBLDF,” says Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “Thanks to their…

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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

September 14, 2017
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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

This weekend, comics fans converge in Bethesda, Maryland, for the Small Press Expo, the annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at table W84-87 with books and signings by Tillie Walden, Alex Alice, and Gene Luen Yang! We’ll have signed premiums and CBLDF-exclusive goodies, like the Comics Code Authority enamel pin, perfect for the…

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New IDW Imprint Supports CBLDF

September 14, 2017
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New IDW Imprint Supports CBLDF

IDW: PDX has launched Woodworks, a new imprint with plans to support CBLDF’s work for literacy and libraries. The first release under the Woodworks banner will be Full Bleed, a quarterly comics and culture magazine that is curated by IDW Publishing’s Dirk Wood and CEO / Publisher Ted Adams. The print-only, 200-page, hardcover magazine features fiction,…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 23: ANNE ISHII of Massive Goods

September 13, 2017
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In this episode, we speak with editor, publisher, writer, and translator Anne Ishii about her current venture Massive Goods and the world of gay manga. We discuss cultural differences with regards to erotica, gender politics, and pornography; examine niche subcultures; and take a diversion into our mutual love of the greatest death metal manga ever made. Topics…

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Defend Comics with CBLDF at Rose City Comic Con!

September 7, 2017
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Defend Comics with CBLDF at Rose City Comic Con!

Be a comics defender this weekend at Rose City Comic Con in CBLDF’s hometown of Portland, Oregon! We’ll be on hand at booth #739 with signed goodies and more to support CBLDF’s important First Amendment work! Get the latest censorship news with CBLDF panels, an exclusive (and very limited) variant zine from Shannon Wheeler, and…

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