Education

CBLDF Reception for The Art of MARCH

April 20, 2018
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CBLDF Reception for The Art of MARCH

CBLDF cordially invites every student, teacher, art lover, activist, and free speech defender to join us for: The Art of MARCH: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Reception May 4 – 6:30 – 9PM Join Nate Powell, artist of the National Book Award winning MARCH trilogy at a special reception for The Art of MARCH: A…

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GNs Signed by Legendary Creators Moebius & Mike Mignola Benefit CBLDF!

April 19, 2018
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GNs Signed by Legendary Creators Moebius & Mike Mignola Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is proud to offer our donors graphic novels signed by legendary artists and creators Moebius and Mike Mignola! Grab your very own copy of Moebius: Blueberry Volumes Four and Five HCs, hand-signed and numbered by Moebius! We’re also offering Hellboy Library Edition Volume Five HC, Hellboy: The Troll Witch TP, plus B.P.R.D. Plague of Frogs TP Volumes Three and Four, all hand-signed by Mike…

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CBLDF Welcomes Lion Forge as Newest Corporate Member!

April 19, 2018
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CBLDF Welcomes Lion Forge as Newest Corporate Member!

Publisher of “Comics for Everyone” Joins the Efforts of the Industry’s Premier Free Speech Organization Lion Forge is proud to join the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund as the organization’s newest Corporate Member! Lion Forge is a trans-media studio with a focus on comics publishing across all age groups. A company committed to “Comics for Everyone,” Lion Forge…

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Influential Comic Book Artist Mystery Solved

April 18, 2018
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Influential Comic Book Artist Mystery Solved

Last weekend, artist and comics journalist James Romberger discovered Sy Barry was the identity of the artist behind Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story, a civil rights comic that not only changed the medium, but the history of the United States. The books wide distribution through churches and schools created a means to disseminate information…

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CBLDF at the Library of Congress

April 16, 2018
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CBLDF at the Library of Congress

Last September, Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of CBLDF, was honored with an invitation to speak at the Library of Congress about the history of comics and the role of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in protecting the intellectual freedom of American readers. The talk was part of an ongoing relationship the Library of Congress…

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Banned Books Week 2018 Declares “Banning Books Silences Stories”

April 12, 2018
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Banned Books Week 2018 Declares “Banning Books Silences Stories”

Banned Books Week just announced their theme for this year’s highly anticipated week of censorship awareness.  The annual tradition is held is in September and features everything from library displays to special author events held all around the country, designed to shine a light on the frequent challenges and bans books still face. To honor its…

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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

April 11, 2018
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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

This week American Library Association‘s Office for Intellectual Freedom released its 2017 Most Challenged Books list, comprised of challenges reported to them as well as those discovered by local and national news coverage. However, of the 354 challenges in 2017, only 67% were actually about specific books. The rest of the challenges were to games,…

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ALA’s Banned Book Video | A Call To Activism

April 10, 2018
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American Library Association released a video detailing their annual top ten list of most frequently challenged books. The video starts off with instances of censorship like an illustration of “To Kill a Mockingbird” scrawled on a chalkboard, paired with the narrator saying “imagine having a challenging discussion about a book in your English class then…

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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

April 10, 2018
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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

For the third time, Raina Telgemeier’s YA classic Drama has been named to the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list. This week, ALA released their top ten list of most frequently challenged books in 2017. Once again, the list is disproportionately filled with illustrated works. As a partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, CBLDF…

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Speak Out at MARCH: The Power of Student Voices on April 11!

April 4, 2018
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Speak Out at MARCH: The Power of Student Voices on April 11!

On April 11, CBLDF welcomes educators, students, and activists to MARCH: The Power of Student Voices, a panel discussion at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan! Please join us for this engaging panel and discussion in concert with the MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece exhibition. The First Amendment rights of students and the history of youth…

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