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9 Banned Books Week Quotes

September 26, 2014
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9 Banned Books Week Quotes

As Banned Books Week nears its end, it’s important to remember that the fight against censorship doesn’t end with it. These quotes serve as a reminder of how insidious censorship is and how people should celebrate — and defend — the freedom to read throughout the year! We need your help to keep fighting for…

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TODAY: CBLDF Twitter Party with Jenni Holm and Larry Marder!

September 26, 2014
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TODAY: CBLDF Twitter Party with Jenni Holm and Larry Marder!

Today, CBLDF President and Beanworld creator Larry Marder joins Babymouse writer Jenni Holm for a Twitter Party! Several folks reached out to CBLDF to tell us about their events, and you can check them out below. Today, there are events in New York and Oregon, as well as a fundraiser in Texas! The list that…

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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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Watch CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Talk Banned Comics with Reason TV

September 25, 2014
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In preparation for Banned Books Week 2014, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein joined Reason TV‘s Tracy Oppenheimer at San Diego Comic-Con to discuss the history of comic book censorship and the ongoing challenges comics face today: We need your help to keep fighting for the right to read! Help support CBLDF’s important First Amendment work…

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Bone Creator Jeff Smith Featured on NPR, Reading Rainbow

September 25, 2014
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Bone Creator Jeff Smith Featured on NPR, Reading Rainbow

People have been trying to ban books for as long as books have existed, and attacks on comics are nothing new, of course. With their unique way of combining words and images, comics have long been misunderstood, and an easy target for the people who glimpse a panel or a page out of context and…

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TODAY: Larry Marder and Scott McCloud Talk the Risky Business of Comics in San Diego!

September 25, 2014
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TODAY: Larry Marder and Scott McCloud Talk the Risky Business of Comics in San Diego!

Today, CBLDF President and Beanworld creator Larry Marder joins Understanding Comics auteur Scott McCloud in San Diego for a conversation about banned comics! The event is co-sponsoerd by CBLDF and Comic-Con International. Several folks reached out to CBLDF to tell us about their events, and you can check them out below. Today, there are events…

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Parents Fight Back as Texas High School Suspends Seven Books

September 24, 2014
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Parents Fight Back as Texas High School Suspends Seven Books

Despite a recent victory in another Texas library, Dallas News reports that Highland Park High School removed seven books that were formerly on its approved reading list. The suspensions occurred as a result of packed school school board meetings, during which some parents came with flagged copies of books to protest, and packed email inboxes,…

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Join Jenni Holm & Larry Marder for a Banned Books Week Twitter Party

September 24, 2014
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Join Jenni Holm & Larry Marder for a Banned Books Week Twitter Party

Join Three-time Newbery Award honoree Jennifer L. Holm (@jenniholm), Beanworld author and CBLDF president Larry Marder (@larrymarder) for a Twitter Party sponsored by @BannedBooksWeek and @CBLDF this Friday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. EDT/ 3:00 p.m. PDT. Talk favorite banned books and comics, teaching with comics, and more! Follow @CBLDF, @jenniholm, @larrymarder, and @BannedBooksWeek, and…

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TODAY: CBLDF in Berkeley! Free Banned Books Webinar!

September 24, 2014
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TODAY: CBLDF in Berkeley! Free Banned Books Webinar!

Today, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be talking about censorship and comics in Berkeley, California! You can also join a free online webinar about regional censorship issues and “travel” from London to South Carolina to Texas to California with anti-censorship activists Jodie Ginsberg (CEO, Index on Censorship), Shelia Harrell-Roye (committee member from Charleston Friends…

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31 Comics to Use in Classrooms

September 23, 2014
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31 Comics to Use in Classrooms

What better way to celebrate the freedom to read than to use graphic novels in classrooms! CBLDF is delighted to have two resources to help you guide classroom discussions: Using Graphic Novels in Education and the CBLDF Discussion Guides! The list below includes all of the titles we’ve covered so far, but we add two…

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