Category: Education

Bone and Watchmen: This Week’s Recommended Summer Reading

This week, we’re challenging you to read a banned or challenged graphic novel! Comic books, graphic novels, and manga are frequently challenged and even banned because the medium thrives on the power of static images that can be taken out of context, and because there is a lingering stigma that comics are low-value speech. Check out our two selections for your #CBLDFSummerReads and download printables to keep track of your reading and more.

CBLDF’s “Virtual Event Safety” Resource Helps You Support Your Community!

Ensure the safety of your patrons with CBLDF’s new best practices guide, “Virtual Event Safety.” This simple visual reference will support retailers, educators, libraries, and creators who are using online gathering tools in making wise decisions to protect themselves and…

Just Announced! CBLDF 2nd Comics in Education Survey Starts Today!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce the second annual Comics in Education Survey! Educators have until July 31, 2020, to respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBLDF2020, and everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for a classroom comics library.

Using Graphic Novels In Education: Hey, Kiddo

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF designed to highlight the depth and complexity of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we provide teaching and discussion suggestions for…

Kids, Tweens, Teens: Graphic Novels for Mental Health

Minds and emotions of all ages need tending to! In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, CBLDF has gathered great graphic novels and illustrated texts for kids ages 3 and up. These stories help young people understand their experiences and the experiences…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Speak

By Nora Flanagan 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…

CBLDF Creator Chat with Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang

CBLDF is creating resources to fight identity censorship. CBLDF Creator Conversations: Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang is a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity as CBLDF commemorates National Library Week! Watch the full video on the CBLDF YouTube channel and check out the additional resources available…