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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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TODAY: Copyright Versus Creativity! Tales from the Comic Book Crack Down!

September 23, 2014
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TODAY: Copyright Versus Creativity! Tales from the Comic Book Crack Down!

Today, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be talking about copyright and censorship in NYC! On the West Coast, CBLDF is so-sponsoring a special performance by Captured Aural Phantasy Theater! Several folks reached out to CBLDF to tell us about their events, and you can check them out below. Today, there are events in Louisiana,…

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CBLDF Board Member and Bone Creator Jeff Smith on Banned Books Week

September 22, 2014
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CBLDF Board Member and Bone Creator Jeff Smith on Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week has been running for the past 32 years, but this year is the first time it takes special focus on comics and graphic novels. Jeff Smith, CBLDF board member and author of the award-winning — and frequently challenged — series Bone, took time last week to talk to Alison Flood at The Guardian…

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22 Banned and Challenged Comics

September 22, 2014
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22 Banned and Challenged Comics

Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna According to one parent, Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna catered to the prurient interest of her 6-year-old son, so she went straight to a local ABC affiliate to make her concerns known. Fortunately, level…

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TODAY: CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off Party and More!

September 22, 2014
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TODAY: CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off Party and More!

Banned Books Week is here! This year, Banned Books Week focuses on comics and graphic novels. CBLDF is literally travelling across the country to defend comics, and there are events nation-wide! Today, you can join CBLDF for the official BBW kick-off party in New York City! Several folks reached out to CBLDF to tell us…

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Banned Books Week Events Around the Country!

September 19, 2014
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Banned Books Week Events Around the Country!

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday, and libraries, schools, and retailers around the country are sponsoring events to celebrate the freedom to read. This year, Banned Books Week focuses on comics and graphic novels. CBLDF is literally travelling across the country to defend comics, and there are events nation-wide! Several folks reached out to CBLDF…

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