Category: Education

7 Webcomics to Celebrate Digital Learning Day

Today is Digital Learning Day, and we are focusing on a few webcomics to include in your classroom. Digital Learning Day began “as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital…

Upcoming Educator & Librarian CBLDF Webinars

CBLDF’s webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help educators and librarians include comics-based curriculum and programming into their classrooms and libraries.  Check out upcoming webinars, and register now to get access to special resources…

VA Lawmakers Gut New Voices Legislation

The Student Press Law Center (SPLC) released a statement expressing their concerns and disappointment with Virginia House of Delegates for removing First Amendment protections for high school students from HB 36. Just two weeks before student journalists and advisors testified…

Fiction Titles to Pair with the March Series & King Graphic Novel

More than likely, educators looking to incorporate sequential art in their study of the Civil Rights Movement are familiar with the pedagogical and literary value of non-fiction narratives, like those found in the March series and King: A Comics Biography…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Kindred

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine books that have…

Using Kyle Baker’s Nat Turner In Education

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…

Profiles in Black Cartooning: Kyle Baker

Over a more than 30-year career, Kyle Baker has seemingly made his mark in every corner of mass media, from Cartoon Network to The New York Times. But it’s in the comics world that his boundless creative energy has truly…

Victory in WY for Drama and Free Expression!

Officials voted unanimously to retain Raina Telgemeier’s Drama in an elementary school library in Cheyenne, Wyoming. CBLDF wrote to support the graphic novel, and offered resources to provide context for educators, librarians, administrators, and parents who may be interested in…

New Kid Comic First to Win Prestigious Newbery Medal

Comics break another barrier with Jerry Craft’s New Kid winning the coveted Newbery Medal for Young Adult Literature. School Library Journal interviewed Craft about being the creator of the first graphic novel to win this honor in the almost century…

Journalism isn’t a Hobby — Why Students Deserve the Full Force of the First Amendment

January 29th is National Student Press Freedom Day, set aside to highlight their achievements and the importance of allowing student journalists the full protection of the First Amendment. Since the landmark Hazelwood decision, student journalists have been subject to increasing…