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Challenge Policies Essential for All School Libraries

September 30, 2016
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Challenge Policies Essential for All School Libraries

We may be currently in the middle of Banned Books Week, but challenges happen all year round. In addition to educating the public about censorship attempts during this annual event, it is absolutely essential for both school and public libraries to have clearly written policies outlining how they will handle requests to remove or restrict…

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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: LGBTQ

September 29, 2016
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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: LGBTQ

Happy Banned Books Week! In this series, we compile a list of comics that have diverse content and creators for which we have developed resources. For this column, we take a look at comics by and/or about LGBTQ individuals. Many of these books are frequently banned or challenged. Books featuring LGBTQ characters are among the most…

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I Am Jazz Authors Call Readers to Action for Banned Books Week

September 29, 2016
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In celebration of Banned Books Week, co-authors of the much-challenged children’s book I Am Jazz, Jazz Jennings and Jessica Herthel, are calling on people to get out and read—especially the books “that some closed-minded person out there wanted desperately to keep out of your hands.” Both Herthel and Jennings are no strangers to being targeted…

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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Race

September 28, 2016
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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Race

Happy Banned Books Week! In this series, we compile a list of comics that have diverse content and creators for which we have developed resources. For this column, we take a look at comics that deal with racial issues and feature racially diverse characters and creators. CBLDF hasn’t had to deal with overtly racist attacks…

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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Religion

September 28, 2016
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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Religion

Happy Banned Books Week! In this series, we compile a list of comics that have diverse content and creators for which we have developed resources. For this column, we take a look at comics that depict diverse religions or have been banned and challenged for religious reasons. The First Amendment doesn’t just protect speech—it also guarantees freedom…

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TODAY: CBLDF Talks Censorship and Diversity in Portland and Las Vegas

September 27, 2016
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TODAY: CBLDF Talks Censorship and Diversity in Portland and Las Vegas

Banned Books Week has begun! The week-long celebration of the freedom to read runs through October 1, and you can learn more about year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during events in Portland, Oregon, and Las Vegas, Nevada! Banned Books Week: Diversity Tuesday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Powell’s City of Books (1005 W. Burnside Street, Portland, OR 97209) Banned Books…

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Author Shares Cautionary Tale of Censorship for Banned Books Week

September 27, 2016
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Author Gayle Pitman has seen first-hand how far censors will go to have a book pulled from their community after her own book, This Day in June, became a target in Hood County, Texas. Pitman shares her story and a cautionary tale of the effects of censorship for Banned Books Week on the American Library…

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Out of Print Supports CBLDF During Banned Books Week!

September 26, 2016
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Out of Print Supports CBLDF During Banned Books Week!

Celebrate the freedom to read this Banned Books Week! Our friends at Out of Print are donating 10% of their online sales to the CBLDF during Banned Books Week. Check out their Banned Books collection and wear your support for free speech! If you spend more than $40, you’ll also get a free pair of Banned Books Socks!…

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Today for Banned Books Week: Join CBLDF in Portland!

September 26, 2016
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Today for Banned Books Week: Join CBLDF in Portland!

Banned Books Week has begun! The week-long celebration of the freedom to read runs through October 1, and you can learn more about year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during “Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect,” a panel being offered today in Portland, Oregon! Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. U.S. Bank Room, Central…

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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

September 26, 2016
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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

Happy Banned Books Week! Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges because of their visual nature. Let’s take a look at just a few key cases involving diverse creators and content. The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa Location of key challenge: Various Reason challenged: Nudity, sexual content, unsuited to age group Diversity content: female sexuality, Korean…

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