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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

April 10, 2018
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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

For the third time, Raina Telgemeier’s YA classic Drama has been named to the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list. This week, ALA released their top ten list of most frequently challenged books in 2017. Once again, the list is disproportionately filled with illustrated works. As a partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, CBLDF…

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Petition Against Part-Time Indian In Michigan

March 9, 2018
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Petition Against Part-Time Indian In Michigan

Parents of high school students in Midland, Michigan have opted to pass around a petition requesting the school ban Alexie Sherman’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, despite administrators clear instructions that they will only respond to a written request for further action. The YA novel about a teenage boy’s experiences growing up…

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Journalist Uncovers Censorship Attempts in Missouri Schools and Libraries

February 9, 2018
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Journalist Uncovers Censorship Attempts in Missouri Schools and Libraries

The recent challenge to Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give in Springfield, Missouri, inspired a local journalist to dig into attempts to remove content in schools and libraries in the state. In her research, Claudette Riley of the Springfield News-Leader uncovered 36 censorship incidents in the state, including attempts to remove 26 books, since 2014.…

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GNs Signed by Emil Ferris, Mariko Tamaki, Phoebe Gloeckner, & More Benefit CBLDF!

February 1, 2018
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GNs Signed by Emil Ferris, Mariko Tamaki, Phoebe Gloeckner, & More Benefit CBLDF!

This week CBLDF is proud to feature works by some of today’s most influential graphic novelists! We’re offering donors the chance to grab a signed copy of these unique and compelling graphic novels, including 2017′s book of the year My Favorite Thing is Monsters GN, signed by Emil Ferris; Diary of a Teenage Girl GN, the influential graphic novel that inspired a generation…

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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

December 29, 2017
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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

As the year wraps up, we take a look back at our most-read news stories of 2017… 1. Alaska School Board Removes Four Titles from Reading List After Parent Complaints Five popular, award-winning, and critically praised novels were removed from an alternative reading list for high school students in Nome, Alaska after parent complaints, leading to…

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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

December 27, 2017
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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

In 2017, CBLDF was busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. As we wrap up a busy year defending the right to read, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve helped defend. Bone by Jeff Smith Location of challenge: Undisclosed Jeff Smith’s Bone was challenged at…

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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

December 22, 2017
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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

The National Coalition Against Censorship, CBLDF’s frequent partner in the fight for free expression, has named their free speech offenders and defenders for 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the free speech heroes and villains that CBLDF helped support (or fight!) this year… DEFENDER: Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Congressman William Lacy Clay led…

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Giving Thanks for Free Speech!

November 23, 2017
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Giving Thanks for Free Speech!

It’s Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to give thanks for the the right to read. CBLDF has scored a number of notable victories in 2017, defending the legal rights of our community of retailers, educators, librarians, creators, and readers! Here’s a snapshot of our free speech victories in 2017! Fighting Unconstitutional Legislation The Fund helped…

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Conejo Valley School Board Approves ‘Red-Flagging’ of Books

November 16, 2017
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Conejo Valley School Board Approves ‘Red-Flagging’ of Books

During a contentious meeting Tuesday night that dragged on for six hours, California’s Conejo Valley school board passed a new ‘red-flagging’ policy that will require high school English teachers to warn parents of any assigned book considered to have “mature content.” The final written text of the policy was not released to the public before…

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Conejo Valley Board to Vote on Contested ‘Red-Flagging’ Policy

November 10, 2017
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Conejo Valley Board to Vote on Contested ‘Red-Flagging’ Policy

In front of an overflow crowd at the Tuesday evening meeting of California’s Conejo Valley school board, president Mike Dunn insisted that the board will vote next week on a proposed ‘red-flagging’ policy for reading assignments, which would require teachers to warn parents about any assigned book considered to have “mature content.” Conejo Valley first…

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