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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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Libraries Remind Parents of Responsibilities

August 29, 2013
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Libraries Remind Parents of Responsibilities

Frequently, when a book or other material is targeted for removal from a public library, it’s because a minor managed to access something that does not meet the approval of his or her parents or guardians. Although most libraries do their utmost to make clear that it’s not the responsibility of their staff to police…

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Adult Anxieties Over Young Adult Fiction Endure

July 24, 2013
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Adult Anxieties Over Young Adult Fiction Endure

Every once in a while, some blogger or columnist garners a lot of pageviews by rekindling the simmering debate as to whether Young Adult fiction has become “too dark.” Two years ago, for example, this hand-wringing column from the Wall Street Journal inspired a Twitter backlash under the hashtag #YAsaves, where devoted readers testified to…

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Librarian Bans Book to Teach Lesson About Censorship

July 5, 2013
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Librarian Bans Book to Teach Lesson About Censorship

Librarian Scott R. DiMarco is proud to admit that he banned a book from his library at Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. But he isn’t an unapologetic censor — he did it to teach his community a lesson about “the arbitrary and capricious nature of censorship.” DiMarco recently wrote about his experience for the Association…

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Independence Day 2013: A Look at CBLDF’s Recent Victories

July 4, 2013
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Independence Day 2013: A Look at CBLDF’s Recent Victories

We’ve reached the midpoint of 2013, and the fact that it’s Independence Day is an important reminder of the principles on which our country was founded, not least of which is the First Amendment and its guarantee of free expression. Let’s take a look back at some of the important victories CBLDF has scored for…

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Northville’s Response to the Anne Frank Challenge

May 14, 2013
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Yesterday, we reported that the review committee at Northville Public Schools had elected to keep Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl in middle school classrooms, an important victory for the right to read. What follows is the letter Robert D.G. Behnke, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services, sent to community members regarding the decision:…

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