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Influential Comic Book Artist Mystery Solved

April 18, 2018
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Influential Comic Book Artist Mystery Solved

Last weekend, artist and comics journalist James Romberger discovered Sy Barry was the identity of the artist behind Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story, a civil rights comic that not only changed the medium, but the history of the United States. The books wide distribution through churches and schools created a means to disseminate information…

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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

April 11, 2018
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Censorship By the Numbers: Beyond Books

This week American Library Association‘s Office for Intellectual Freedom released its 2017 Most Challenged Books list, comprised of challenges reported to them as well as those discovered by local and national news coverage. However, of the 354 challenges in 2017, only 67% were actually about specific books. The rest of the challenges were to games,…

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The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

February 7, 2018
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The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein has teamed up with John Lind (Creative Director, Kitchen Sink Books, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics) to co-curate The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece, an exhibit on display at the Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators, February 28 – June 30, 2018. The Art of MARCH: A…

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LAST DAY for Personalized Gifts in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Campaign!

December 4, 2017
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LAST DAY for Personalized Gifts in CBLDF’s Spirit of Giving Campaign!

CBLDF’s 2017 Spirit of Giving holiday fundraiser gives you the chance to get personalized books from some of the biggest names in comics! But now is the time to act – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE DRIVE! You can receive graphic novels signed and personalized by creators, such as Chip Kidd, Brian K. Vaughan, Kevin Eastman, Cliff Chiang, Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen,…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book Three

July 31, 2017
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book Three

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of…

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Parent Group Demands Changes or Cancellation for Illinois High School’s Civil Rights Seminar Day

February 17, 2017
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Parent Group Demands Changes or Cancellation for Illinois High School’s Civil Rights Seminar Day

Some parents in the northern suburbs of Chicago are complaining that an innovative all-day seminar on civil rights at New Trier High School will be “biased, unbalanced, [and] divisive.” Award-winning authors Andrew Aydin and Colson Whitehead are scheduled to speak at the seminar on February 28, but a parent pressure group wants the event cancelled…

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Be a Force for Change! Support CBLDF!

November 11, 2016
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Be a Force for Change! Support CBLDF!

In light of this week’s political turmoil, CBLDF would like to feature some items that focus on the power of free expression to affect positive change, no matter what your political leanings might be. These items include Liberty Annual 2016, She Changed Comics, CBLDF’s embroidered Free Speech Defender patches, “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts, and the March Volume One trade paperback, signed…

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Now Available: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2016!

September 14, 2016
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Banned Books Week is happening September 25 – October 1, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! A resource anyone can use to plan a Banned Books Week celebration in their community, the handbook features a gorgeous cover by Nate Powell, artist of Representative John…

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On MLK Day, Explore Civil Rights and Black History Through Graphic Novels

January 19, 2015
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On MLK Day, Explore Civil Rights and Black History Through Graphic Novels

Today we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For educators, librarians and parents looking for an accessible way to help young people explore the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of slavery in American history, we’ve gathered together some topical Using Graphic Novels in Education columns by Meryl Jaffe. Using…

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Graphic Novels, Challenged Books Score Big in ALA Awards

January 28, 2014
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Graphic Novels, Challenged Books Score Big in ALA Awards

The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards for 2014 were presented at the organization’s Midwinter Conference yesterday, and we were pleased to see challenged books and graphic novels figuring prominently among them! The complete roundup of winners and runners-up (Honor Books) is here, but here are a few we’re particularly excited about here at CBLDF:…

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