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Nominations Open for Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

August 25, 2017
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Nominations Open for Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award

Cartoonists’ Rights International has opened nominations for their Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award. You can nominate “a cartoonist or group of cartoonists who have displayed courage in the face of threats to their life or liberty.” The nomination deadline is September 15. The award is given to cartoonists who have faced physical harm, imprisonment, and…

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Eisner-Nominated Books Signed by Sonny Liew, Jill Thompson, Brian K. Vaughan, & Many More Benefit CBLDF!

May 4, 2017
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Eisner-Nominated Books Signed by Sonny Liew, Jill Thompson, Brian K. Vaughan, & Many More Benefit CBLDF!

CBLDF is offering signed books by Eisner-nominated creators, including The Art of Charlie Chan Hocke Chye signed by Sonny Liew, Wonder Woman: The True Amazon signed by Jill Thompson, Paper Girls signed by Cliff Chiang, Saga signed by Brian K. Vaughan, Batgirl signed by Hope Larson or Rafael Albuquerque, and many more! Keep reading for…

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She Changed Comics Makes 2017 Amelia Bloomer List

February 3, 2017
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She Changed Comics Makes 2017 Amelia Bloomer List

CBLDF is proud to announce that She Changed Comics, our book collecting profiles of more than 60 women who transformed the landscape of free expression and expanded the comics artform, has been named to the 2017 Amelia Bloomer List of notable feminist literature for young people! We’re in great company on the list compiled by…

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Comics Shine in ALA Youth Media Awards

January 12, 2016
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Comics Shine in ALA Youth Media Awards

For the second year in a row, comics made an impressive showing in the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards! The winners and honorees for 2016 were announced early yesterday morning, and six graphic novels or memoirs were among the books recognized across all award categories. In ALA Award terminology, Honor Books are those that…

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Publishers Weekly Celebrates Decade of Growth in Comics

January 6, 2016
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Publishers Weekly Celebrates Decade of Growth in Comics

In the past decade, comics and graphic novels have transitioned from a niche market to a key component of many publishers’ business models. Previously pigeonholed as the exclusive province of adolescents (even if that was never true), comics have not only seen a resurgence in the children’s market but also won praise across adult genres…

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10 Free Speech Superheroes for Banned Books Week 2014

September 25, 2014
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10 Free Speech Superheroes for Banned Books Week 2014

This Banned Books Week, we want to give some extra props to some of the people we’ve covered this year who weren’t afraid to speak up and fight censorship. They may look like mild-mannered teachers, librarians, school officials, and authors, but they’re superheroes to us! Little Brother author Cory Doctorow When a high school principal…

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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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Utah Librarian To Receive Downs Intellectual Freedom Award

January 8, 2014
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Utah Librarian To Receive Downs Intellectual Freedom Award

In January 2013, a months-long dispute over Patricia Polacco’s In Our Mothers’ House was finally resolved when the Davis School District in Farmington, Utah, returned the picture book to open library shelves. Since April 2012, the book about a lesbian couple and their children had been kept behind the library counter, rather like a controlled…

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