Tag: banned books week

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 —…

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…

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,…

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…