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Read More Comics in 2019

December 5, 2018
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Read More Comics in 2019

We spend a lot of time extolling the virtues of reading here on the CBLDF News Blog. Reading improves vocabulary, increases empathy, parents who read to children, even after the children can read on their own, are more likely to inspire their children to read for fun. Reading reduces stress, that alone should be the…

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LAST WEEK! Support CBLDF with Forbidden Books Bundle!

September 26, 2018
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LAST WEEK! Support CBLDF with Forbidden Books Bundle!

Celebrate Banned Books Week in Humble Bundle style with the new Forbidden Books Bundle, a collection of banned and challenged books by some of the world’s most influential authors There’s just one week left to take advantage of Humble’s Forbidden Books Bundle, featuring a collection of banned and challenged books by some of the world’s…

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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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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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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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ALA’s Banned Book Video | A Call To Activism

April 10, 2018
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American Library Association released a video detailing their annual top ten list of most frequently challenged books. The video starts off with instances of censorship like an illustration of “To Kill a Mockingbird” scrawled on a chalkboard, paired with the narrator saying “imagine having a challenging discussion about a book in your English class then…

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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

April 10, 2018
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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

For the third time, Raina Telgemeier’s YA classic Drama has been named to the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list. This week, ALA released their top ten list of most frequently challenged books in 2017. Once again, the list is disproportionately filled with illustrated works. As a partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, CBLDF…

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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

December 27, 2017
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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

In 2017, CBLDF was busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. As we wrap up a busy year defending the right to read, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve helped defend. Bone by Jeff Smith Location of challenge: Undisclosed Jeff Smith’s Bone was challenged at…

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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 Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

January 20, 2017
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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

In a recent article, The New York Times contributor Perri Klass notes that introducing banned books into children’s reading time can provide two valuable learning opportunities: the opportunity to discuss the content of the books themselves and a broader discussion about why that content might be perceived as controversial. Klass included some recommended banned reading in…

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