Posts Tagged ‘ banned comics ’

A History of Frequently Banned Comics

April 19, 2019
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A History of Frequently Banned Comics

Though CBLDF has Case Studies of challenges and bans of comics that go back over twenty years, when it comes to the graphic novels being challenged in quantity, it’s a far more recent affair. This year’s ALA list of most frequently challenged and banned titles featured two comics, but comics have only started showing up…

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Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics

April 9, 2019
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Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics

American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is hosting free webinars focused on information about comics and manga for education. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th is a webinar titled, Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic and Graphic Novel Skeptics Into Believers. Aimed at helping educators and libraries interested in adding…

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Celebrate World Book Day with Signed Fun Home, Saga, & Many More!

March 7, 2019
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Celebrate World Book Day with Signed Fun Home, Saga, & Many More!

Join CBLDF in celebrating World Book Day, today and every day, with your favorite banned and challenged graphic novels! CBLDF is offering donors a slew of resources and signed comics that have experienced band and challenges for their content, including: Fun Home, signed and sketched by Alison Bechdel; Saga Volume One Hardcover and Softcover Editions & Y: The Last Man Deluxe Hardcover,…

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Barefoot Gen Holds Sacred Place in History, Both as Truth and Story

February 21, 2019
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Barefoot Gen Holds Sacred Place in History, Both as Truth and Story

“[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 flu, Spiegelman reports experiencing during his first read-through, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical manga will stay with you long after you’ve consumed its final pages. The first few panels may appear immature, filled with fart jokes…

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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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