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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 about its “profanity and sexual content.” When the local newspaper initially reported the…

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Giving Thanks for the Freedom to Read

November 28, 2013
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Giving Thanks for the Freedom to Read

It’s Thanksgiving, and CBLDF is taking a moment to reflect on a busy year of defending comic books from censorship. We have a lot to be thankful for — key victories for the freedom to read, great supporters and members, and another year of exciting work on behalf of the First Amendment rights of the…

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Banned Books Week Heroes Unveiled During Virtual Read-out

September 18, 2013
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Banned Books Week Heroes Unveiled During Virtual Read-out

Readers from across the United States and around the world will demonstrate their support for free speech by participating in a Virtual Read-Out of banned and challenged books during Banned Books Week, Sept. 22 – 28, a time when the nation celebrates the freedom to read and the American Library Association (ALA) brings attention to…

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Adult Anxieties Over Young Adult Fiction Endure

July 24, 2013
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Adult Anxieties Over Young Adult Fiction Endure

Every once in a while, some blogger or columnist garners a lot of pageviews by rekindling the simmering debate as to whether Young Adult fiction has become “too dark.” Two years ago, for example, this hand-wringing column from the Wall Street Journal inspired a Twitter backlash under the hashtag #YAsaves, where devoted readers testified to…

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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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Library Censorship in 2012

December 24, 2012
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Library Censorship in 2012

One would think that now that we’re well into the 21st Century, censorship would no longer be a problem. However, defending graphic novels and novels against library and school challenges remains a key part of CBLDF’s mission. In the last year alone, we have played a role in defending dozens of books in libraries and…

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Virtual Read-out of Banned Books Is Launched

September 13, 2011
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Virtual Read-out of Banned Books Is Launched

Readers from across the United States and around the world are demonstrating their support for free speech by participating in a virtual read-out of banned and challenged books that will culminate during the 29th annual Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-Oct. 1), the only national celebration of the freedom to read. Individuals, libraries and bookstores are…

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