SPRING INTO ACTION: CBLDF May Member Drive

This May, make a difference by becoming a member of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund during our SPRING INTO ACTION Membership Drive! Become a #comicdefender today, and help CBLDF reach our goal of signing up 500 new or renewing members in May. Your membership will help...

In Stores Now: Latest Edition of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is delighted that the latest edition of our proven resource, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is in stores today! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics &a ...

Don’t Miss CBLDF Defender, in Stores NOW!

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 ...

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 ...

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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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

December 3, 2013
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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes a chance to reflect on the year that’s passed and to plan for the year ahead. This week, CBLDF is doing both. We’re also asking for your support on Giving Tuesday so we can continue our work for the right to read in the future!…

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A Greater Force for Good: CBLDF Annual Report 2013

December 2, 2013
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With the holiday giving season upon us and the year drawing to a close, CBLDF is proud to share our accomplishments protecting the freedom to read comics with our 2013 Annual Report! Please consider making a donation to CBLDF today to support...

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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang to Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

December 2, 2013
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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang to Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday!

CBLDF is excited to be participating in the first ever #GivingTuesday and Mashable Google+ Hangout-a-thon on Tuesday, December 3. This 12-hour live Hangout on Air will take place from 9am – 9pm ET, with CBLDF going live at 5:30 pm ET. Our...

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Unique Personalized and Signed Gifts for Your Favorite Comics Fan!

December 2, 2013
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Unique Personalized and Signed Gifts for Your Favorite Comics Fan!

It’s the season of giving, and what better way to both find a unique gift and support free expression than by shopping for your favorite comics fan (or yourself!) with CBLDF?! We have gifts ranging from signed books to original artwork that is guaranteed to bring...

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Signed Grant Morrison Portrait Available on eBay!

November 29, 2013
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Signed Grant Morrison Portrait Available on eBay!

Artist Steve Cleff donates his talents in support of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by contributing a one-of-a-kind Grant Morrison portrait.  This painting is watercolor on 18″ x 24″ canvas and has been signed by Mr. Morrison.  This portrait is based on...

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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...

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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang For A Live Mashable Google+ Hangout on Air!

November 27, 2013
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Join Jeff Smith & Gene Luen Yang For A Live Mashable Google+ Hangout on Air!

On Giving Tuesday, December 3, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and the PEN American Center and present a live Mashable/Google+ Hangout On Air with acclaimed graphic novelists Jeff Smith and Gene Luen Yang! CBLDF Board Member Jeff Smith is the author of the award winning and bestselling...

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Art Spiegelman Gets In the Spirit of Giving!

November 27, 2013
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Art Spiegelman Gets In the Spirit of Giving!

Legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman is supporting CBLDF this holiday season by personalizing his graphic novels Maus and the brand new retrospective Co-Mix for CBLDF donors as part of our Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser!  Spiegelman joins Alan Moore and comics greats Jason Aaron, Evan Dorkin, Jeff Lemire, Paul...

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Cartoonist Keeps Drawing Despite Fundamentalist Threats

November 27, 2013
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Cartoonist Keeps Drawing Despite Fundamentalist Threats

The last time we featured Egyptian political cartoonist Doaa Eladl here, she was facing a Muslim Brotherhood-backed lawsuit that alleged one of her cartoons was blasphemous. In the tumultuous months since then, the lawsuit evaporated along with Mohamed Morsi’s presidency — but that certainly does not mean Eladl’s critics have given up. As...

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CBLDF Co-Signs Letter Defending The House of Spirits

November 26, 2013
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CBLDF Co-Signs Letter Defending The House of Spirits

This week, a review committee in North Carolina will decide the fate of Isabel Allende’s The House of Spirits after parents in the district appealed an earlier decision that upheld the book’s use in classrooms. CBLDF has signed a letter from CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right...

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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Opposed to Arizona Law that Led to Ban of Mexican American Studies Books

November 26, 2013
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CBLDF Joins Amicus Brief Opposed to Arizona Law that Led to Ban of Mexican American Studies Books

The students and teachers of Tucson’s now defunct Mexican American Studies program are fighting back by bringing suit against Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, John Huppenthal. In an effort to protect educators and students’ rights to access comic books by and about members of ethnic communities, CBLDF has joined an amicus brief filed in the...

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