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One of the Most Influential Banned Comics of All Time : Barefoot Gen

October 1, 2018
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One of the Most Influential Banned Comics of All Time : Barefoot Gen

“[Barefoot] Gen burned its way into my heated brain with the intensity of a fever dream” Art Spiegelman notes in his introduction to Barefoot Gen Vol. 1.  Even without the fever, Spiegelman was experiencing through his first read, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical manga is sure to stay with you long after you’ve consumed its final pages. Though it may seem…

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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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A Look Inside Comic Book Challenges and Bans

September 25, 2018
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A Look Inside Comic Book Challenges and Bans

Recently on nomansland.blog, writer Lavender Vroman took a look at “What happens when someone comes for your comics, Neil Gaiman, and Harry Potter?” Most nerds would think the only way someone is prying those three away from them, is out of their carbonite frozen hands – but as Vroman demonstrates, these books (and many others) are…

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Why Comics Are Banned

September 24, 2018
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Why Comics Are Banned

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 books and comics that are challenged and…

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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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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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28 Challenged and Banned Comics to Read During Banned Books Week 2015!

September 28, 2015
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28 Challenged and Banned Comics to Read During Banned Books Week 2015!

Banned Books Week is here, and CBLDF is a proud sponsor of the week-long celebration of the right to read! As you’re preparing to celebrate the freedom to read September 27 – October 3, consider check out these challenged and banned comics! 1. Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott…

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12 Challenged & Banned YA Graphic Novels for Banned Books Week 2015

September 17, 2015
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12 Challenged & Banned YA Graphic Novels for Banned Books Week 2015

Banned Books Week is just around the corner! CBLDF is a proud sponsor of Banned Books Week, and this year Banned Books Week is celebrating young adult books! So, as you’re preparing to celebrate the freedom to read September 27 – October 3, consider including these amazing comics in your celebration! Here are a dozen…

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CBLDF Climbs the Mountain to Fight Censorship at DENVER COMIC CON!

May 21, 2015
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CBLDF Climbs the Mountain to Fight Censorship at DENVER COMIC CON!

This weekend, get a mile high with CBLDF at Denver Comic Con! Come visit us at booth #1202 during May 23-25 in Denver, Colorado, to help us protect the right to read! You can support free speech by donating for an excellent array of signed premiums or by becoming a CBLDF member! Or both because…

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22 Banned and Challenged Comics

September 22, 2014
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22 Banned and Challenged Comics

Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna According to one parent, Amazing Spider-Man: Revelations by J. Michael Straczynski, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna catered to the prurient interest of her 6-year-old son, so she went straight to a local ABC affiliate to make her concerns known. Fortunately, level…

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