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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…

New to You Comic Book Day and Your Shop

Spring has seen a pause in the release of new comic books. But that doesn’t mean comic shops can’t still celebrate Wednesday as New Comic Book Day. Richard John Early, owner of Paradox Comics-N-Cards, helped create New to You Comic…

What To Do If You Can’t Pay Rent Because of COVID-19

For many businesses, May 1 brings a new round of anxiety around paying rent. While some were able to use savings or secure relief funding, others weren’t. With the majority of comics businesses being impacted, the lack of income makes…

Social Media for Comic Book Retailers Webinar

CBLDF is developing resources to help comic book retailers navigate the necessary remote retail environment. CBLDF Community Development Manager Siena Fallon, joined John Dudas and Timmy Heague, two social media savvy retailers to talk best practices. Watch the full video…

CBLDF at Socially Distant Comic Con

In lieu of SDCC, Sara and Cecil will be interviewing a host of incredible comic creators, writers, actors, producers, comedians, podcast hosts and more. Entry to the con is proof of donation to CBLDF or BINC. You can also gain…

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…

Check out CBLDF Resources for Top Banned Book Drama

Earlier this week, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom released their annual list of the Top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2019. This marks the fifth year that Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama has made the list.…

Fight Identity Censorship: Spotlight LGBTQ+ Comics at Your Shop

LGBTQ+ content is most frequently targeted by identity censorship. ALA just revealed that 8 of the 10 most banned books of 2019 were challenged because they featured LGBTQ+ characters and themes. This National Library Week CBLDF is creating resources to…