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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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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

September 26, 2016
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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

Happy Banned Books Week! Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges because of their visual nature. Let’s take a look at just a few key cases involving diverse creators and content. The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa Location of key challenge: Various Reason challenged: Nudity, sexual content, unsuited to age group Diversity content: female sexuality, Korean…

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Minnesota Public Radio Challenges Adults to Read Controversial YA Books

August 29, 2016
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Minnesota Public Radio Challenges Adults to Read Controversial YA Books

Minnesota Public Radio is challenging adult readers to set aside preconceived notions of YA literature and to pick up some of today’s most critically acclaimed — and even controversial — books for teen audiences. From This One Summer, an award-winning graphic novel that has been challenged or banned in multiple states, to Eleanor & Park, a story of…

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Take PRIDE in Challenged and Banned LGBTQ Comics

June 17, 2016
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Take PRIDE in Challenged and Banned LGBTQ Comics

June is Pride month, so celebrate with challenged and banned LGBTQ comics! As the recent murders in Orlando demonstrate, the LGBTQ community is still facing profound adversity. That adversity extends to censorship and challenges to books featuring LGBTQ characters and/or books by members of the LGBTQ community. Here are some of the most frequently challenged books in libraries and schools……

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Ten Challenged or Banned Comics for Your Summer Reading List

May 30, 2016
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Ten Challenged or Banned Comics for Your Summer Reading List

Happy Memorial Day! With summer unofficially underway, here are some challenged and banned comics to read at the beach or on those lazy backyard hammock days. 1. Bone by Jeff Smith • Synopsis: Three creatures known as the Bones, who are outcast from their home village of Boneville and lost in a human land called The Valley,…

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Two Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

April 11, 2016
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Two Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

Every year, National Library Week starts off with a bang: the release of the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books from the previous year. The list is compiled by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom from librarians’ confidential reports of requests to restrict or ban certain books in their collections. Two graphic…

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12 Challenged or Banned Summer Reading Books for Banned Books Week 2015!

September 29, 2015
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12 Challenged or Banned Summer Reading Books for Banned Books Week 2015!

In the past two years, we’ve seen a veritable explosion of challenges and bans to books assigned as summer reading in middle school, high school, and even college. Moreover, in many cases school districts or administrators seem unsure as to whether summer reading books constitute a part of the curriculum and thus receive the same…

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28 Challenged and Banned Comics to Read During Banned Books Week 2015!

September 28, 2015
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28 Challenged and Banned Comics to Read During Banned Books Week 2015!

Banned Books Week is here, and CBLDF is a proud sponsor of the week-long celebration of the right to read! As you’re preparing to celebrate the freedom to read September 27 – October 3, consider check out these challenged and banned comics! 1. Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott…

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Adding Fun Home to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 23, 2015
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Adding Fun Home to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, a memoir of her complicated relationship with her closeted gay father and her own realization that she was gay as well, has the rare distinction of being frequently challenged at the post-secondary level. Challenges from individual students at the University of Utah and California’s Clifton Hills College were rebuffed by administrators,…

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