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Banned Books Week News Roundup

September 29, 2017
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Banned Books Week News Roundup

Banned Books Week 2017 is wrapping up, and this year the celebration of free expression seems more relevant than ever. In light of recent public debates over speech and counterspeech, the mechanisms of protest, and the flow of information and disinformation, this is a time to appreciate — and defend — the principles of intellectual…

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Celebrate Banned Books Week with CBLDF Shirts, Patches, & More!

September 28, 2017
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Celebrate Banned Books Week with CBLDF Shirts, Patches, & More!

Wear your support for free speech with some CBLDF gear! We’re offering “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts and patches, our new sticker set, Comics Code Authority pins, CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and Banned Books Week Gear Bundles, and more! Donate today to show your support for free speech and CBLDF!     Gear up for Banned…

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Banned Books Week: Comics Creators on Censorship

September 28, 2017
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Banned Books Week: Comics Creators on Censorship

In recognition of Banned Books Week, we’ve gathered some quotes about censorship from comics creators around the world, including Neil Gaiman, Raina Telgemeier, Alison Bechdel, and more! Click on the links below to download posters and shelftalkers featuring these quotes! CBLDF Banned Books Week 2017 Shelftalker Spread (11″ by 17″) CBLDF Banned Books Week 2017…

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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

September 27, 2017
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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

In 2017, CBLDF has been busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. In recognition of Banned Books Week, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve defended so far this year. 1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Location of challenge: Marshfield, Wisconsin A parent in…

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Where to Celebrate Banned Books Week 2017!

September 26, 2017
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Where to Celebrate Banned Books Week 2017!

Happy Banned Books Week! The annual celebration of the freedom to read is running all this week, and the Banned Books Week Coalition invites you to participate by getting involved in the incredible activities brought to you by our sponsor organizations! From theatrical performances, bookstore parties, and online advocacy, there’s lots of ways you can…

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Why Do Comics Get Challenged?

September 26, 2017
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Why Do Comics Get Challenged?

Every year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) receives reports of book challenges from around the country–that is, a request from an individual or group for a book to be restricted or removed from a library or classroom. Over the years OIF has tracked the reasons cited for these challenges, and comics…

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Two Challenges Kick Off Banned Books Week

September 25, 2017
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Two Challenges Kick Off Banned Books Week

This week, we celebrate Banned Books Week, the annual recognition of our right to read. But sometimes, it seems like some people take Banned Books Week as a dare to censor books instead of reading them. In fact, as we kick off Banned Books Week, two classics are under fire by censors. First up is George…

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31 Challenged and Banned Comics for Banned Books Week

September 25, 2017
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31 Challenged and Banned Comics for Banned Books Week

It’s Banned Books Week, and what better way to celebrate our right to read than by reading challenged and banned comics?! Whether you’re reading for fun or for the Virtual Read Out, here are just a few titles to add to your read pile… Check out the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and other CBLDF…

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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

September 22, 2017
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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

Banned Books Week is here! It starts this Sunday, September 24, and runs through Saturday, September 30, and CBLDF is delighted to help you prepare with the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and more! Keep reading for resources, events, and more! If you are hosting an event or Banned Books Week display, let us know…

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Free Webinar Paves Way for Successful Banned Books Week

September 11, 2017
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Free Webinar Paves Way for Successful Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is only two weeks away! With many libraries across the country in full preparation mode for the annual celebration of the freedom to read during the week of Sept. 24-30, ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Public Library Association are teaming up for a webinar to help make the event a…

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