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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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Upcoming Events Spotlight Comics Censorship

September 5, 2017
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Upcoming Events Spotlight Comics Censorship

Several upcoming events are spotlighting Banned Books Week and the censorship of comics. CBLDF’s own Charles Brownstein is among the speakers discussing the challenges comics face! Keep reading for a list of events to add to your calendar! Banned Books Week is September 24 – 30. CBLDF is a sponsor of the annual celebration of the…

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NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2017!

August 30, 2017
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Banned Books Week is happening September 24 – 30, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover the books facing censorship. Creators talk censorship, including Neil Gaiman, Raina…

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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

June 15, 2017
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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. For this year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Censorship is happening and it is infringing…

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Index on Censorship Joins Banned Books Week Coalition

May 30, 2017
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Index on Censorship Joins Banned Books Week Coalition

As a longtime member of the Banned Books Week Coalition, CBLDF is pleased to welcome our newest partner in the annual event: the UK’s Index on Censorship! As the first international member of the coalition, Index will host several events across the pond during Banned Books Week 2017, September 24-30. The Banned Books Week Coalition…

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FTRF Offers Grants for Banned Books Week Programming

April 27, 2017
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FTRF Offers Grants for Banned Books Week Programming

The Freedom to Read Foundation is offering grants for libraries and organizations that what to host an event or display for Banned Books Week. Deadline for application is May 12, 2017. Grants of $1,000 or $2,500 are available from the Judith Krug Fund. Staff at libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged to apply. To be…

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