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Persepolis Removed from Required Reading List for “Graphic Nature”

Persepolis

It has appeared on numerous “Best of” lists, including The Guardian 100 Best Books of the 21st Century, it has won multiple awards and weathered numerous challenges. Despite all that, Persepolis is still causing controversy twenty years after its publication date. Long Island’s…

2 Marvel Films May See Opposition to Release in China

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According to a recent report from Variety, not all of the Marvel Studios Phase Four films will necessarily have a release in China. In a recent announcement for Phase Four, CCTV 6, a Chinese channel monitored by the propaganda department, only…

First Amendment Rights of Students Argued Before the U.S. Supreme Court

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the oral arguments for Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. This potential landmark case concerns the First Amendment rights of students in public schools. The main argument of the case is whether the Tinker decision from…

Jason Reynolds Announced as Honorary Chair for Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week has just announced Jason Reynolds as the inaugural Honorary Chair for this year’s Banned Books Week. Reynolds, an award-winning and bestselling author, will be headlining the event, which will take place September 26 – October 2, 2021.…

Opposition to Georgia Senate Bill 226

On March 26, CBLDF signed a memorandum in partnership with the Authors Guild and the American Booksellers Association in opposition to Georgia Senate Bill 226 (SB 226). The proposed bill attacks an author’s constitutional right to free expression and their rights under…

CBLDF’s Comics in Education Survey Relaunches Today!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce the second annual Comics in Education Survey! Educators have until July 31, 2021, to respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBLDF2021. Everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for…

CBLDF Welcomes Jeff Trexler as Interim Director

CBLDF has been going through a transitional period these last couple of months as we analyze our community’s concerns and reevaluate our internal procedures. We’ve been laying the groundwork for a lot of work to come and are excited to…

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Board Update

The CBLDF announced today that Paul Levitz is retiring from our Board of Directors. In addition, the Board has accepted the resignations of Katherine Keller and Jeff Abraham. We respect the decisions that Paul, Katherine and Jeff have made to…

An Update From Our Board of Directors

First and foremost, the CBLDF is grateful that Kris Simon has come forward. We also want to recognize Taki Soma for what she endured and for bringing this to light. Both have our full support. We are releasing Shy Allot…