Don’t Miss CBLDF Defender, in Stores TODAY!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce that CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issu ...

Join the Fight as a CBLDF Member in 2015!

Joining the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund puts you on the front line of the fight against censorship! Your membership dollars provide the tools to fight back when comic book readers, retailers, and artists are muzzled, censored, or attacked! When you become a CBLDF...

Protecting the Right to Read: CBLDF Annual Report 2014

CBLDF’s important work made huge strides in 2014! From leading a comics-focused Banned Books Week and expanding our education program, to fighting the rising tide of censorship in schools and providing legal aid in a wide range of comics-oriented cases, CBLDF’s efforts are more timely than ever. ...

Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all...

CBLDF Protects The First Amendment!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect th ...

Indian Political Cartoons Deleted from Twitter — No Explanation Yet

December 17, 2013
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Indian Political Cartoons Deleted from Twitter — No Explanation Yet

Indian blogs are reporting that two pieces by political cartoonist Manjul were repeatedly deleted from Twitter with no explanation over the weekend, but the cartoons have just as mysteriously been allowed to remain after he posted each of them a third time. Twitter has not responded to queries as of yet, but it appears the...

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Board Votes Unanimously to Keep The House of the Spirits After Appeal

December 16, 2013
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Board Votes Unanimously to Keep The House of the Spirits After Appeal

Recently, CBLDF joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in defense of  Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits, which was challenged in North Carolina. A second review committee convened and unanimously voted to keep the book in classrooms. CBLDF joins coalition efforts...

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Webinar Focuses on the Use of Nonfiction Graphic Novels in the Classroom

December 13, 2013
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Webinar Focuses on the Use of Nonfiction Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Dr. Meryl Jaffe, the author of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! pamphlet and our ongoing Using Graphic Novels in Education column, recently led a webinar entitled “Hitting a Home Run: Integrating Non-Fiction Graphic...

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LAST DAY to Order Signed Gifts for Holiday Delivery!

December 12, 2013
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LAST DAY to Order Signed Gifts for Holiday Delivery!

This holiday season, make a difference by getting gifts for the comics fan in your life from CBLDF! Act now — today is your last chance to order signed graphic novels for holiday delivery! Comics’ greatest creators are contributing signed graphic novels to thank donors for supporting...

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“Boobies” Case May Clarify Student Speech Rights

December 12, 2013
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“Boobies” Case May Clarify Student Speech Rights

Sometime in the next few weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a case that has the potential to greatly clarify the free speech rights of students in public schools. While that is of course a very important issue not to be taken lightly, the actual area of contention...

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Qatari Cartoonists Vital Part of Country’s Journalism

December 11, 2013
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Qatari Cartoonists Vital Part of Country’s Journalism

Halfway across the world, in a tiny country on the Arabian Peninsula, cartoonists are in high demand. In Qatar, which is slightly smaller in size than the state of Connecticut, editorial cartoonists are a vital part of journalism in the area — often to the frustration of local officials. Qatari caricature artists enjoy a relatively…

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Bless Me, Ultima Returned to Idaho Classrooms with Emotional Apology

December 10, 2013
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Bless Me, Ultima Returned to Idaho Classrooms with Emotional Apology

Last night, the school board for the Teton School District in Driggs, Idaho, met to discuss Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima, which had been removed from classrooms by School District Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme. During the meeting, Woolstenhulme called for an immediate reinstatement of the novel, citing...

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Last Chance to Join the CBLDF in 2013!

December 10, 2013
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Last Chance to Join the CBLDF in 2013!

With 2014 only weeks away, time is running out to reap the benefits of 2013 membership in the CBLDF. December is the most important fundraising month for CBLDF. We receive more than a quarter of our annual budget in year-end gifts from supporters like you. If CBLDF is in...

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CBLDF Signs Letter Defending Bless Me, Ultima

December 9, 2013
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CBLDF Signs Letter Defending Bless Me, Ultima

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project to send a letter to the school board of the Teton School District in Driggs, Idaho, to defend Rudolfo Anaya’s acclaimed coming of age tale, Bless Me, Ultima. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like...

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The Best Comics Gifts Come From CBLDF!

December 7, 2013
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This holiday season, make a difference by getting gifts for the comics fan in your life from CBLDF! Comics’ greatest creators are contributing signed graphic novels to thank donors for supporting CBLDF’s very important work. Make a contribution today, and get amazing rewards like  signed classics...

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Last Day for Personalized Gifts from CBLDF!

December 6, 2013
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Last Day for Personalized Gifts from CBLDF!

UPDATE: Sorry, the deadline for personalization has passed, but we still have plenty of outstanding signed books available in our Reward Zone that can be sent in time for the holidays! Comics’ greatest creators are contributing personalized graphic novels to thank donors for supporting CBLDF’s very...

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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...

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View CBLDF’s #GivingTuesday Google+ Hangout with Jeff Smith and Gene Yang

December 5, 2013
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View CBLDF’s #GivingTuesday Google+ Hangout with Jeff Smith and Gene Yang

#GivingTuesday just posted video for their day-long, first-ever Google+ Hangout-a-thon, which means you can now view (or relive) CBLDF’s #GivingTuesday Mashable / Google+ Hangout with Jeff Smith (Bone, RASL) and Gene Luen Yang (American Born Chinese, Boxers & Saints)! Smith and Yang were joined by...

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In Stores Today: CBLDF Presents Manga

December 4, 2013
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In Stores Today: CBLDF Presents Manga

CBLDF Presents Manga: Introduction, Challenges, and Best Practices is in stores today! An authoritative yet accessible handbook designed to help librarians, educators, and parents navigate the vast and popular field of manga, CBLDF Presents Manga provides what you really need to know about manga from those...

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Absolutely True Diary Pulled From Classrooms at West Virginia Middle School

December 3, 2013
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Absolutely True Diary Pulled From Classrooms at West Virginia Middle School

Two weeks after the last challenge to Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was positively resolved, the book has been removed from eighth grade classrooms at a middle school in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, after a parent complained...

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