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Censorship 2013: Student Protest Saves Persepolis in Chicago Public Schools

January 3, 2014
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Censorship 2013: Student Protest Saves Persepolis in Chicago Public Schools

When a blogger leaked a March 14 email from the principal of Lane Tech College Prep in Chicago, Illinois, students in the district took immediate action. Within hours of discovering the email, students used social media to organize a protest that put hundreds of them on the rainy streets outside Lane Tech and in front…

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Book Challenges on the Rise in 2013

December 19, 2013
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Book Challenges on the Rise in 2013

2013 saw a significant increase in book challenges, especially in the last quarter: CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project just released a press release announcing a three-fold increase in challenges over the last three months, and a greater than 50% increase in challenges over all of 2013. Fortunately, the involvement of KRRP, CBLDF, and other…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Smile

December 6, 2013
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Smile

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 been targeted by censors and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such…

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Giving Thanks for the Freedom to Read

November 28, 2013
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Giving Thanks for the Freedom to Read

It’s Thanksgiving, and CBLDF is taking a moment to reflect on a busy year of defending comic books from censorship. We have a lot to be thankful for — key victories for the freedom to read, great supporters and members, and another year of exciting work on behalf of the First Amendment rights of the…

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Last Chance! Join The Creators of Bone, Mutts, Battling Boy & More At Sunday’s CBLDF Benefit Brunch!

November 7, 2013
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Last Chance! Join The Creators of Bone, Mutts, Battling Boy & More At Sunday’s CBLDF Benefit Brunch!

Get Your Tickets Before They’re Gone! This Sunday, November 10, Jeff Smith, creator of the graphic novel masterpiece Bone, will unveil his new series Tuki Save The Humans with a public performance at the Society of Illustrators in New York City during a brunch benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!  Jeff will be joined…

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Jimmy Gownley Joins Jeff Smith & Comics All-Stars For CBLDF’s Nov. 10 Benefit Brunch!

November 5, 2013
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Jimmy Gownley Joins Jeff Smith & Comics All-Stars For CBLDF’s Nov. 10 Benefit Brunch!

Jimmy Gownley, creator of Amelia Rules, will be on hand to sign advance reading copies of his soon-to-be-released comics memoir The Dumbest Idea Ever!, which will be given as a special gift to donors attending CBLDF’s Kids’ Right to Read Benefit Brunch on November 10 at the Society of Illustrators in New York City! Jeff Smith…

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Legendary Cartoonists Join Jeff Smith at CBLDF’s Nov. 10 Benefit Brunch – Get Your Tickets Now!

October 29, 2013
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Legendary Cartoonists Join Jeff Smith at CBLDF’s Nov. 10 Benefit Brunch – Get Your Tickets Now!

On November 10, legendary cartoonists Patrick McDonnell, Paul Pope, Liza Donnelly, Michael Maslin, and Larry Marder will attend a brunch hosted by Jeff Smith at the Society of Illustrators in New York City to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Kids’ Right to Read program! This benefit brunch will boast a live performance by…

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Jeff Smith Hosts World Premiere of TUKI at CBLDF Benefit Brunch on November 10 At Society of Illustrators in NYC

October 18, 2013
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Please join Jeff Smith, the acclaimed author of Bone and RASL, on Sunday, November 10, for a live performance unveiling his new series Tuki Save the Humans! The performance will take place during the benefit brunch for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Kids’ Right to Read program at the Society of Illustrators in New York…

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Banned Books Week: CBLDF Defends Dozens of Books in 2012-13

September 25, 2013
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Banned Books Week: CBLDF Defends Dozens of Books in 2012-13

This week alone, CBLDF signed three letters defending banned books and the authors of challenged books. Banned Books Week is a celebration of the freedom to read, but a look back at all of the books we helped protect since last year’s Banned Books Week is an object lesson in why we still need to…

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Banned Books Week Heroes Unveiled During Virtual Read-out

September 18, 2013
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Banned Books Week Heroes Unveiled During Virtual Read-out

Readers from across the United States and around the world will demonstrate their support for free speech by participating in a Virtual Read-Out of banned and challenged books during Banned Books Week, Sept. 22 – 28, a time when the nation celebrates the freedom to read and the American Library Association (ALA) brings attention to…

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