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There’s Still Time to Start a Reading Challenge in 2019!

January 4, 2019
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There’s Still Time to Start a Reading Challenge in 2019!

With the first week of 2019 coming to a close, it is time to settle on your annual reading challenge. Reading challenges are a great way to encourage yourself to read more, often times with vast amount of online support and neat printables, while not requiring actual IRL commitments like book clubs do. That is,…

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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 2018: A Year in Review

December 31, 2018
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 2018: A Year in Review

Looking back at 2018, a year that was filled with challenges and victories, it’s easy to see that the front lines of free expression are still under attack all too frequently. Thanks to the generous support of members, readers, and followers,  Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was able to face the challenges head-on and fight…

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Find Comics from Different Categories to Ace Your 2019 Reading Challenges

December 26, 2018
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There’s a lot of amazing reading challenges for all different types of readers. For the over ambitious trying to hit 120 books this upcoming year, or the for the busy professional interested in in reading more but unsure where they will find the time, graphic novels can be a great way to keep focused on…

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Get Ready for School with Signed Fun Home, Sandman & More GNs with CBLDF Discussion Guides!

August 31, 2018
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Get Ready for School with Signed Fun Home, Sandman & More GNs with CBLDF Discussion Guides!

Get excited about your reading list with a slew of great graphic novels that you can use with our teaching & discussion guides! CBLDF is offering donors a selection of excellent graphic novels including Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, signed & sketched by Alison Bechdel; Sandman: Overture Absolute Edition signed by Neil Gaiman & J.H. Williams III; Sandman: Overture Deluxe HC, signed by Neil…

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Announces Christina Merkler as New President 

August 30, 2018
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August 30, 2018 – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the industry’s voice for free speech advocacy and education, is proud to announce that Christina Merkler has been named President of the CBLDF by unanimous vote of its board of directors. Merkler is the co-founder of Discount Comic Book Service, one of the nation’s largest comic book retail…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Soupy Leaves Home

July 25, 2018
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Soupy Leaves Home

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 novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of…

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CBLDF and Kids Right to Read Project Defend Fun Home

June 5, 2018
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CBLDF and Kids Right to Read Project Defend Fun Home

After the recent attack on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in New Jersey, CBLDF and the Kids Right to Read Project drafted a letter of support to encourage the Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional High School to stand behind their own curriculum. Fun Home Was assigned to several senior English…

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Why Do Comics Get Challenged?

September 26, 2017
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Why Do Comics Get Challenged?

Every year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports of book challenges from around the country–that is, a request from an individual or group for a book to be restricted or removed from a library or classroom. Over the years OIF has tracked the reasons cited for these challenges, and comics…

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31 Challenged and Banned Comics for Banned Books Week

September 25, 2017
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31 Challenged and Banned Comics for Banned Books Week

It’s Banned Books Week, and what better way to celebrate our right to read than by reading challenged and banned comics?! Whether you’re reading for fun or for the Virtual Read Out, here are just a few titles to add to your read pile… Check out the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and other CBLDF…

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Fourteen Banned and Challenged Comics by Women

March 1, 2017
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Fourteen Banned and Challenged Comics by Women

Throughout Women’s History Month, we’re bringing you a series of posts featuring significant comics work by women. First up: Comics by women or centered on female characters that have been banned or challenged in the past, either in the U.S. or abroad.   1. A Child’s Life & The Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe…

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