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CBLDF and Kids Right to Read Project Defend Fun Home

June 5, 2018
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CBLDF and Kids Right to Read Project Defend Fun Home

After the recent attack on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in New Jersey, CBLDF and the Kids Right to Read Project drafted a letter of support to encourage the Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional High School to stand behind their own curriculum. Fun Home Was assigned to several senior English…

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Last Week to Apply for Banned Books Grants!

May 7, 2018
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Last Week to Apply for Banned Books Grants!

There’s one week left to apply for a 2018 Judith F. Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant! Each year Freedom to Read Foundation distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Week celebration. Libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged…

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Moms Start Book Club For Controversial Assignments

February 6, 2018
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Moms Start Book Club For Controversial Assignments

Some parents in Springfield, Missouri decided the best way to handle recent controversial school reading assignments was by arming themselves with first-hand information. Megan Cook and Marissa Griffin decided to create a Facebook book club for Springfield parents that tackles the controversial titles schools assign students. They named the group “The Books We Hate” as…

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Two Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

April 11, 2016
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Two Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

Every year, National Library Week starts off with a bang: the release of the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books from the previous year. The list is compiled by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom from librarians’ confidential reports of requests to restrict or ban certain books in their collections. Two graphic…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein to Talk Banned Comics on Project Censored Today!

September 19, 2014
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein to Talk Banned Comics on Project Censored Today!

Project Censored is one of the sponsors of Banned Books Week, and to celebrate the freedom to read, they’ll be talking to CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein today about Banned Books Week, comics books, and censorship. You can tune in online or via 94.1 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area at 1:00 p.m. PDT…

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