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Banned Books Week Events Around the Country!

September 19, 2014
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Banned Books Week Events Around the Country!

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday, and libraries, schools, and retailers around the country are sponsoring events to celebrate the freedom to read. This year, Banned Books Week focuses on comics and graphic novels. CBLDF is literally travelling across the country to defend comics, and there are events nation-wide! Several folks reached out to CBLDF…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein to Talk Banned Comics on Project Censored Today!

September 19, 2014
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein to Talk Banned Comics on Project Censored Today!

Project Censored is one of the sponsors of Banned Books Week, and to celebrate the freedom to read, they’ll be talking to CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein today about Banned Books Week, comics books, and censorship. You can tune in online or via 94.1 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area at 1:00 p.m. PDT…

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High School Students Show Increased Concern Over First Amendment Rights According To National Poll

September 19, 2014
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High School Students Show Increased Concern Over First Amendment Rights According To National Poll

According to a national poll, this year marked an important shift in how our nation’s youth views the freedom of speech. For the first time since the poll’s inception, the results indicate that American high school students value the protections granted by the First Amendment more than adults. It is unclear whether this is a…

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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off Party in Brooklyn!

September 18, 2014
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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off Party in Brooklyn!

Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the city’s greatest graphic novelists at CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off this Monday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m.! Join us to wind down another successful Brooklyn Book Festival, and to celebrate the opening of Banned Books Week, which this year celebrates comics and graphic novels!  Mingle with comics creators…

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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Tour!

September 18, 2014
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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Tour!

Banned Books Week launches this Sunday, September 21, and CBLDF has events planned coast to coast all week to celebrate the freedom to read! From New York City to California, CBLDF will spend the week celebrating comics and graphic novels with parties, talks, and more! CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off! Monday, September 22 • 6:00…

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Friday 9/19 – Brandon Graham in NYC For CBLDF!

September 17, 2014
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Friday 9/19 – Brandon Graham in NYC For CBLDF!

This Friday, September 19, Brandon Graham, the acclaimed cartoonist of the highly influential graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, and the driving force behind the genre-bending science fiction series Prophet is benefiting CBLDF with a lecture and party in New York City at the Society of Illustrators!  Get tickets here Graham brings a broad, international range of influences to his…

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Retail Orders for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 Due TODAY!

September 15, 2014
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Retail Orders for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 Due TODAY!

Retailers: Today is the last day to place orders for CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014! To get you — and fans of the right to read everywhere — ready for this all-ages event, we’re delighted to share a video with CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 contributors Marc Guggenheim, Janet Lee, Jeremy Lambert, Amy Chu, Shannon Wheeler, Declan…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amulet

September 12, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Amulet

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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Jules Feiffer, Brandon Graham, Emily Carroll & More Sign For CBLDF at SPX!

September 11, 2014
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Jules Feiffer, Brandon Graham, Emily Carroll & More Sign For CBLDF at SPX!

This weekend, CBLDF is heading to SPX 2014, America’s premiere literary and arts comics festival. The festival, which is held in part to benefit the CBLDF, kicks off on Saturday morning and runs a stellar exhibit hall and programming schedule through Sunday, spotlighting the best and brightest talents in the comics medium. CBLDF will be…

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Brandon Graham Makes SPX Sketch Book & NYC Event For CBLDF!

September 11, 2014
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Brandon Graham Makes SPX Sketch Book & NYC Event For CBLDF!

Brandon Graham, the acclaimed cartoonist of the highly influential graphic novels King City and Multiple Warheads, and the driving force behind the genre-bending science fiction series Prophet is benefiting CBLDF in September with signings and an all-new sketchbook premiering at SPX, and a lecture in New York City at the Society of Illustrators. First up…

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