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Expanded Library Resources Offer Help During Crisis

From expanding digital resources and creating remote learning tools to relaxing criteria for gaining access, libraries around the country have been working to assist their communities with a ton of new and improved tools during the COVID-19 crisis.

Fight Identity Censorship Today with CBLDF

  Join CBLDF at the front lines of the fight against identity censorship today! Support our work and tell the censors that you can’t ban people for being who they are. Identity censorship, a form of censorship that targets books…

Fight Identity Censorship With These CBLDF Resources

Help CBLDF fight the rising trend of identity censorship! Identity censorship happens when challenges are brought based on the personal identity of the author or the subject matter of a book. LGBTQ+ content is the most frequent target of identity censorship, including…

Banned Books Week Warns “Censorship is a Dead End”

The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 3, 2020, announces “Censorship is a Dead End.” Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a proud member of the Banned Books Week Coalition, the group behind the annual celebration…

Drama’s 5th Year on ALA’s Most Banned & Challenged List

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF) released their annual list of most frequently challenged and banned books of 2019 and once again Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama is included in the Top 10. This is Drama’s fifth year as one of the most challenged…

Get Free Digital Comics Through Your Library Now

There’s a misconception that reading free ebooks or digital comics requires piracy or outdated public domain content — but all it requires is a library card. You can read Watchmen, Guts, Ms. Marvel, Sandman, and many more using digital resources many…

Announcing the League of Graphic Novel Educators

We live in extraordinary times and it takes extraordinary educators to lead the way! Love teaching?  Join us!   Love graphic novels? You are not alone. New to graphic novels but curious? We want you! Wanting to use a specific novel…

Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang Celebrate National Library Week Live — Register Now!

Join celebrated authors Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang for a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity as CBLDF commemorates National Library Week! Sign up now for this live webinar happening on Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 PDT/ 3:30 EDT – Register here.…

UPDATED Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

UPDATED 4/15/20 to reflect new State-by-State resources. The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing…