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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

September 27, 2019
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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

As Banned Books Week draws to a close, it’s crucial to remember that this celebration is to draw attention to the challenges and bans that happen all year long. To keep the spirit of free expression going from this Banned Books Week until the next one, here’s a list of 12 challenged and banned comics…

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History of Comics Censorship, Week Six

September 27, 2019
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History of Comics Censorship, Week Six

Editor’s Note: This resource is the six-part of series based on one of CBLDF’s most popular presentations about the history of comics censorship. We’ll be posting a segment each week leading up to and including Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. The series goes chronologically and you can read them individually or start at…

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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

May 27, 2019
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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

Summer reading is not just for kids. Whether you are lining up beach reads months in advance of vacation or drawn to the allure of an airport bookstore for a last minute treat (and the hope of scoring a secretly signed book), reading is ingrained in the unplugged joys of summer. This summer, make it…

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CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

February 8, 2019
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CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

CBLDF reported last week that popular manga, Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui was pulled from a school library on Staten Island, without adhering to the New York City Department of Education guidelines. The comic is currently pending review by an evaluation committee, but in the meantime, it remains unavailable to readers who may find insight…

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Manga Pulled From Staten Island School Library

February 1, 2019
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Manga Pulled From Staten Island School Library

The mother of a student at Markham Intermediate School, who wishes not to be named, had Yusei Matsui’s best-selling manga Assassination Classroom pulled from the library shelves after her daughter borrowed the books. According to Annalise Knudson writing for SILive.com, “Citing recent school shootings, [the mother] explained that she is worried that the books could…

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