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Kick Off Banned Books Week with CBLDF and Events Around the Country

September 21, 2018
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Kick Off Banned Books Week with CBLDF and Events Around the Country

Monday, September 23 kicks off Banned Books Week, this year’s theme is “Banning Books Silences Stories – Speak Up!” Whether you want to learn more about book challenges or just participate in fun and educational programming, there are events scheduled all across the U.S. to help raise awareness and funds protecting free expression. Rebellion Fun…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week With GNs signed by Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Smith, & Many More!

September 20, 2018
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Celebrate Banned Books Week With GNs signed by Art Spiegelman, Neil Gaiman, Jeff Smith, & Many  More!

You can celebrate Banned Books Week and support CBLDF’s important work fighting bans and challenges by making a donation for one of these incredible signed graphic novels! These titles or their creators have all faced bans and challenges for their work, and your donations help CBLDF keep their books on shelves nationwide. Donate today to grab The…

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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

April 10, 2018
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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

For the third time, Raina Telgemeier’s YA classic Drama has been named to the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list. This week, ALA released their top ten list of most frequently challenged books in 2017. Once again, the list is disproportionately filled with illustrated works. As a partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, CBLDF…

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District Policy Ignored in YA Book Ban

January 26, 2018
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District Policy Ignored in YA Book Ban

The principal at Fort King Middle School in Ocala, Florida may have pulled YA novel The Facts Speak for Themselves by Brock Cole from the library without following the official district book challenge policy. The initial report from Spectrum News 13, cites a 14 year old girl bringing the book home and alerting her parents…

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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

September 26, 2016
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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

Happy Banned Books Week! Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges because of their visual nature. Let’s take a look at just a few key cases involving diverse creators and content. The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa Location of key challenge: Various Reason challenged: Nudity, sexual content, unsuited to age group Diversity content: female sexuality, Korean…

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