Celebrate Diversity with CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Events!

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during events in Portland, Las Vegas, and Ohio! Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. • U.S. Bank Room – Central Library 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, ...

Now Available: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2016!

Banned Books Week is happening September 25 – October 1, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! A resource anyone can use to plan a Banned Books Week celebration in their community, the handbook features a gorgeous cove ...

Now Available: CBLDF Defender #7!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the seventh issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings ...

Get Ready for Banned Books Week!

It’s Labor Day, a celebration of America’s workers and the unofficial end of the summer and start of the school year. It also means we’re only three weeks way from the annual celebration of the right to read, Banned Books Week! Join the fun September 25 – October 1, 2016, at ...

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

CBLDF Announces 2016 Membership Incentives, Featuring Art by CRAIG THOMPSON!

CBLDF's work defending the right to read is more important than ever. But we can’t do it without your support! When you join CBLDF in 2016, we’ll thank you with the best incentives in the free speech community, including member exclusives with stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson!

Radio Free Comix: The CBLDF Podcast

In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ...

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 ...

Adding Barefoot Gen to Your Library or Classroom Collection

August 11, 2015
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Barefoot Gen

Told from the perspective of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka, Barefoot Gen is creator Keiji Nakazawa’s critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical manga about the events leading up to and after the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, during World War II. Spanning 10 volumes, Barefoot Gen, depicts the monstrosities of warfare in an attempt to encourage future...

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Principal Violates School Policy, Bans Book Without Consulting Review Committee

August 11, 2015
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Bypassing committee review entirely, a principal in Leon County, Florida made the decision to pull The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from Lincoln High School’s summer reading list after receiving complaints from parents over “inappropriate” content in the book. Principal Allen Burch’s reason: He wanted to “give the opportunity for the...

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Book Ban in South Carolina

August 10, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Book Ban in South Carolina

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the Kids’ Right to Read Project to protest a principal’s actions at Ashley High School in Charleston, South Carolina. Based on a complaint from one parent and in violation of district policy, Principal Lee Runyon...

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Retailers: Stock Up on CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Handbook, FOCs Today!

August 10, 2015
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Retailers: Stock Up on CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Handbook, FOCs Today!

Retailers: Today is the last day to order the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Raina Telgemeier, whose book Drama was one of America’s most frequently challenged books in 2014, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2015 is a free...

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Slinging Satire: Exhibit Explores the Love/Hate Relationship with Political Cartoons

August 10, 2015
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An exhibit at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s ToonSeum, entitled Slinging Satire: Political Cartoons and the First Amendment, poses the question: What does it mean to be a political cartoonist in today’s turbulent global scene and what represents “fair” satire? Broken into two parts, the first part of the exhibit showcases several political cartoons from award-winning cartoonists that...

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Dynamite Entertainment Offers Third Groupees Digital Comics Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

August 7, 2015
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Dynamite Entertainment Offers Third Groupees Digital Comics Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

Dynamite Entertainment and Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, are teaming up for their third book bundle promotion that will once again allow comic fans, and potential new fans, the chance to purchase 70 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You...

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Emerging Arab Comic Artists Face Censorship

August 7, 2015
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Emerging Arab Comic Artists Face Censorship

London’s Shubbak Festival is a biennial celebration of contemporary Arab culture that spotlights film, music, visual, and more with programming and events. One of the programs included in the 2015 edition of the festival, which took place in July, focused on Arab comic art. Panelists Asia Alfasi (Lybia), Lena Mehraj (Lebanon), Tarek Shahin (Egypt), and...

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Help Last Gasp Get Barefoot Gen Into Schools and Libraries!

August 7, 2015
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Help Last Gasp Get Barefoot Gen Into Schools and Libraries!

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, and with this momentous date, Last Gasp associate publisher Colin Turner is using Kickstarter to help deliver 4,000+ copies of Keiji Nakazawa’s classic anti-war manga Barefoot Gen...

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ACLU’s Banned Books Beach Reads

August 7, 2015
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Summer’s in full-swing and what could be better beach reading than a bag full of banned books! Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, recently put together a list of her controversial favorites that prove not only to be great reads, but also bring awareness of freedom of expression and the larger...

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The Tweeks Aren’t Afraid of The Graveyard Book

August 6, 2015
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A little blood isn’t going to scare off the twin tween geeks, the Tweeks! In this week’s episode of their ComicMix Challenged Challenge, Maddy and Anya Ernst take on the controversy around the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery award-winning The Graveyard Book. Adapted by comics superstar P. Craig Russell and illustrated by a…

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Adding The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

August 6, 2015
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Adding The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

The Graveyard Book is a two-volume graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery Medal-winning prose novel of the same name. Adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell, alongside artists Kevin Nowlan, Tony Harris, Scott Hampton, Galen Showman, Jill Thompson, and Stephen B. Scott, the full-color...

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The Return of CBLDF Grab Bags!

August 5, 2015
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The Return of CBLDF Grab Bags!

CBLDF is proud to present the return of the CBLDF Comics Grab Bags! Comics creators and industry professionals support the Fund in many ways, including donating comics from their own library! We’ve amassed a collection of comics spanning from the Silver to Modern Age.Look for works from your favorite publishers...

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Teachers Take Advantage of CBLDF’s Comics Connector!

August 5, 2015
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Earlier this year, CBLDF launched the Comics Connector program, which puts educators and librarians in direct contact with their local comics industry professionals. From comics creators to publishers, the program is designed to help teachers and librarians find people to lead lectures and workshops on materials that are quickly becoming more and more incorporated...

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Back to School with Comics: Raising a Reader!

August 4, 2015
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Back to School with Comics: Raising a Reader!

Whether you have a student who is a reluctant reader, a student who needs more support, or a student who will read anything you put in front of him or her, CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic...

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Retailers: Stock up on the Third Issue of CBLDF Defender, FOCs Today!

August 3, 2015
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Retailers: Stock up on the Third Issue of CBLDF Defender, FOCs Today!

The third issue of CBLDF Defender, a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is on the horizon! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features...

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