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CBLDF Speaks Out Against Removal of Classic Literature in Alaska

“Precluding students from reading literature with challenging themes and language deprives them of the opportunity to acquire empathy, critical thinking skills, and knowledge about lives different from their own — essential competencies that are necessary for success in college and…

Adding Speak to your Library or Classroom

More than twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson exploded on to the literary scene with her YA book Speak, an award-winning tale the New York Times said, “opened the door for more novels exploring the deeply felt and deeply personal…

Expanded Library Resources Offer Help During Crisis

From expanding digital resources and creating remote learning tools to relaxing criteria for gaining access, libraries around the country have been working to assist their communities with a ton of new and improved tools during the COVID-19 crisis.

Banned Books Week Warns “Censorship is a Dead End”

The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 3, 2020, announces “Censorship is a Dead End.” Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a proud member of the Banned Books Week Coalition, the group behind the annual celebration…

Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics

American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is hosting free webinars focused on information about comics and manga for education. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th is a webinar titled, Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic…

Graphic Novels Top ALA’s 2019 Youth Media Awards

The American Library Association announced its 2019 Youth Media Award winners during their annual midwinter conference, and graphic novels were among both the victors and finalists for some of these prestigious awards. Here’s a breakdown of those honored this year,…

Fringe Group Sues EBSCO and Colorado Library Consortium Alleging Both are Pornography Pushers

On October 10th, a lawsuit was filed against EBSCO Industries Inc., a media aggregator database service, and Colorado Library Consortium, a non-profit benefitting Colorado libraries through the sharing of services and by offering continuing education for library staff. The lawsuit…

Celebrate Banned Books Week with Infidel Writer, Pornsak Pichetshote!

Tonight, 7pm – 8pm EST, tune in to Image’s Library Livestream with Pornsak Pichetshote, writer of Infidel. Don’t miss the unique chance to experience in-depth creator conversations with one of the top comics professionals working today. Celebrate Banned Books Week with…

Why Comics Are Banned

Every year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports of book challenges from around the country–that is, a request from an individual or group for a book to be restricted or removed from a library or…