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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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2018 Banned Books Week Handbook Has Arrived!

September 19, 2018
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2018 Banned Books Week Handbook Has Arrived!

BANNED BOOKS WEEK IS HERE — CELEBRATE WITH NEW HANDBOOK! Coalition Offers Free Publication to Support Annual Celebration of the Right to Read New York City, New York, September 19, 2018 — Banned Books Week kicks off on Sunday, and the Banned Books Week Coalition is celebrating with the CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK HANDBOOK, a…

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Forbidden Books Humble Bundle Benefits Banned Books Week & CBLDF!

September 19, 2018
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Forbidden Books Humble Bundle Benefits Banned Books Week & CBLDF!

Celebrate Banned Books Week in Humble Bundle style with the new Forbidden Books Bundle, a collection of banned and challenged books by some of the world’s most influential authors San Francisco, CA – September 19, 2018 – From The Color Purple to Saga, Lauren Myracle to Neil Gaiman, even kids classics from And Tango Makes…

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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

September 17, 2018
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CBLDF & NCAC Speak Out To Protect LGBT Books In Maine!

Comics Book Legal Defense Fund and the National Coalition Against Censorship have joined together to speak out against the challenge Rumford Public Library is facing to their Banned Books Week display. Below is the statement released today by the organizations in support of the library. A group of pastors in Rumford, Maine are attempting to have…

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MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

September 17, 2018
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MAINE: Speak Up To Protect LGBTQ+ Graphic Novels From Ban Today

  CBLDF has learned of an attempt to ban several books, including the LGBTQ themed graphic novels My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Nagata Kabi and Queer: A Graphic History by Meg John-Barker and Julia Scheele from the Rumford Public Library in Maine. Locals supporting the books have expressed an urgent call to Maine residents in the Rumford area to…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week At Your Library with Image Comics’ Library Livestreams

September 13, 2018
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Celebrate Banned Books Week At Your Library with Image Comics’ Library Livestreams

PORTLAND, OR, 09/13/2018 — Image Comics is celebrating Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (East of West), Grace Ellis (Moonstruck, Lumberjanes), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), Charles Soule (Curse Words), and…

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Banned Spotlight on ALA’s Top 10 Challenged Books

September 12, 2018
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Banned Spotlight on ALA’s Top 10 Challenged Books

BannedBooksWeek.org is doing a series of articles spotlighting the ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books of 2017 to lead up to this year’s Banned Books Week, September 23 – 29. In 2017, two comic books – Drama and Sex is a Funny Word – were three and six respectively on the top ten list. Three other books…

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Banned Together Censorship Cabarets During Banned Books Week

September 11, 2018
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Banned Together Censorship Cabarets During Banned Books Week

Theater lovers can take part in the annual Banned Books Week activities this year by attending “censorship cabarets” comprised of songs and scenes from plays that have been challenged or banned in America. The shows, known as Banned Together were organized by Dramatists Legal Defense Fund and will run September 23 – 29 in 15…

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Gear Up for Banned Books Week With New Handbooks, T-Shirts, Signed GNs, & More!

September 7, 2018
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Gear Up for Banned Books Week With New Handbooks, T-Shirts, Signed GNs, & More!

This week CBLDF is offering a ton of great print resources and gear for Banned Books Week! Donate today to grab a bundle of our brand-new resource, Read Banned Comics; “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts; signed graphic novels all about comics; a Banned Books Week Kit that includes our Read Banned Books publication plus “I Read Banned Comics” stickers…

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