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Captain Underpants Leads ALA’s Top Banned or Challenged Books of 2012

April 16, 2013
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Captain Underpants Leads ALA’s Top Banned or Challenged Books of 2012

National Library Week is here, and that means it’s time for the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom to release its annual list of the books most frequently banned and/or challenged in public libraries and schools in the previous year. Read on to find out what they were, and perhaps make some additions to…

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Conejo Valley, Return of the Asterisk Saga

April 5, 2019
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Conejo Valley, Return of the Asterisk Saga

Conejo Valley School District in California is reconsidering their policy of asterisking books with mature content on syllabuses – again. This policy, which has only been in effect for about 18 months, has generated controversy, news articles, and seemingly endless School Board meetings. Now with a new majority on the school board, there’s a chance…

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New Jersey Considers Motion to Chuck Huckleberry Finn

March 25, 2019
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New Jersey Considers Motion to Chuck Huckleberry Finn

Lawmakers have proposed a resolution in New Jersey politely asking schools to ban Huckleberry Finn from their curriculum due to the excess of racist language in the book. The classic by Mark Twain is seen by many to be one of the first books to tackle the disgusting nature of racism in the early days of Jim…

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Destructive Legislation Explained by Florida Education Defenders

March 19, 2019
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Destructive Legislation Explained by Florida Education Defenders

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, as proud members of Florida Education Defenders, has released a fact sheet about the devastating new legislation currently in the Florida state legislature. These bills are a blatant attempt from Florida Citizens Alliance to control educational materials and agendas, censor information they oppose politically and leave generations of students worse…

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The Chilling Adventures of Self-Censorship

November 6, 2018
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The Chilling Adventures of Self-Censorship

**Spoilers ahead for Season One, Episode Three of the Netflix show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that don’t affect the overall watching experience, but give away details from a single episode sub-plot** The hit new show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based on the wildly popular comic by the same name by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa…

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Conejo Valley Will Revote on Contentious Asterisk Policy

July 11, 2018
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Conejo Valley Will Revote on Contentious Asterisk Policy

After a recent violation of the Brown Act, Conejo Valley School District has scheduled a revote on their controversial policy of adding asterisks to books on the curriculum written for mature readers. The Brown Act is part of California’s State Legislature that protects the public’s right to fully participate in meetings of their local legislative…

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Kick-off Comic-Con Right at CBLDF’s Welcome Party!

July 9, 2018
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Kick-off Comic-Con Right at CBLDF’s Welcome Party!

Start off San Diego with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by comiXology and Boom! Studios, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for…

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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

December 29, 2017
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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

As the year wraps up, we take a look back at our most-read news stories of 2017… 1. Alaska School Board Removes Four Titles from Reading List After Parent Complaints Five popular, award-winning, and critically praised novels were removed from an alternative reading list for high school students in Nome, Alaska after parent complaints, leading to…

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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

December 22, 2017
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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

The National Coalition Against Censorship, CBLDF’s frequent partner in the fight for free expression, has named their free speech offenders and defenders for 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the free speech heroes and villains that CBLDF helped support (or fight!) this year… DEFENDER: Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Congressman William Lacy Clay led…

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Conejo Valley School Board Approves ‘Red-Flagging’ of Books

November 16, 2017
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Conejo Valley School Board Approves ‘Red-Flagging’ of Books

During a contentious meeting Tuesday night that dragged on for six hours, California’s Conejo Valley school board passed a new ‘red-flagging’ policy that will require high school English teachers to warn parents of any assigned book considered to have “mature content.” The final written text of the policy was not released to the public before…

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