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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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Get CBLDF’s Newest Publication, Read Banned Comics, for Free Today!

September 5, 2018
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Get CBLDF’s Newest Publication, Read Banned Comics, for Free Today!

Banned Books Week is happening September 23 – 29, and CBLDF is excited to release Read Banned Comics A Guide to Banned, Challenged, and Controversial Comics and Graphic Novels to help you get ready for all the festivities! When considering the vast number of books in the world, it’s clear that proportionally comics are the most…

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Get Ready for Banned Books Week

August 29, 2018
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Get Ready for Banned Books Week

It is less than a month until 2018 Banned Books Week, September 23 – 29. For educators, librarians, and parents, it falls at a hectic time of year, getting kids back into the routine of homework, school, not to mention all of the extracurriculars the students and the adults take part in. So look no…

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Reader Poll Sets Out to Find Best Banned Book in U.K.

July 17, 2018
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Reader Poll Sets Out to Find Best Banned Book in U.K.

Voting opens tomorrow, July 18th, in the U.K. where they are in search of the public’s favorite banned book. To get ready for Banned Books Week in September, a list of commonly banned, censored, and challenged works compiled by Index on Censorship and Media Diversified will be split up into groups of five, and every…

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Last Week to Apply for Banned Books Grants!

May 7, 2018
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Last Week to Apply for Banned Books Grants!

There’s one week left to apply for a 2018 Judith F. Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant! Each year Freedom to Read Foundation distributes grants to non-profit organizations to support activities that raise awareness of intellectual freedom and censorship issues during the annual Banned Books Week celebration. Libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged…

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