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CBLDF Warms Up for C2E2!

April 14, 2017
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CBLDF Warms Up for C2E2!

We’re only a week away from Chicago’s celebration of all things geeky, C2E2! We’ve lined up an exclusive new t-shirt for the show, signed merch, panels, and much more for comic defenders! We’ll also have exclusive signings at CBLDF booth #409! Tune in next week, when we announce who’s going to be joining us! C2E2…

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Bone Celebrates 25th Anniversary

August 10, 2016
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Jeff Smith’s acclaimed, and sometimes controversial, comic series Bone celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. With the upcoming release of Bone: Coda, Playboy talks about the history of the series and Smith’s take on how the comic and graphic novel industry in general has evolved since Bone originally launched in 1991. Unlike today, when Bone first came out,…

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Adding Bone to Your Library or Classroom Collection

October 15, 2015
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Adding Bone to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Although considered a modern comics classic that’s delighted millions of readers all over the world, Jeff Smith’s multi-volume epic Bone is also one of the most commonly challenged series in American libraries and schools. According to ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, the books have faced several challenges and at least one ban over the years.…

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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

September 23, 2015
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Humble Bundle Supports Banned Books Week with Comics to Benefit CBLDF!

In preparation of Banned Books Week, Humble Bundle is offering an assortment of comics, as well as authors, that have been challenged and in some cases banned. Many notable creators are represented here, including Alan Moore, Scott Snyder, Jeff Smith, Jeff Lemire, Wendy Pini, Garth Ennis, Cory Doctorow, Jock, Kevin O’Neill, the Hernandez Brothers, Julie…

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Writers Reflect on a Free to Read Childhood

July 21, 2015
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Writers Reflect on a Free to Read Childhood

As ComicMix’s The Tweeks — twin tween geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst — launched their Challenged Graphic Novel Reading Challenge last week with Bone Vol. 1: Out from Boneville, a couple of the site’s adult contributors also took the opportunity to weigh in with hindsight on their own formative experiences as voracious readers who were…

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The Tweeks Challenge Parents and Kids to Read Bone

July 20, 2015
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The Tweeks, twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, welcome us to their first ComicMix Challenged Challenge with a passionate discussion about Jeff Smith’s classic graphic novel, Bone: Out of Boneville. As the Tweeks point out, although this book has become modern favorite for many readers and in many ways has paved the way for…

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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

June 19, 2015
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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

Twin tween geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, aka the Tweeks, just announced their Challenged Graphic Novel Reading Challenge on the ComicMix website, and their summer reading list is chock full of amazing graphic novels that have been attacked by censors! This year’s Banned Books Week will focus on young adult fiction, and YA comics are…

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Elementary School

May 5, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Elementary School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades 4-6.…

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GET CAUGHT READING Comic Books, Challenged Books and other Must Reads!

April 30, 2015
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GET CAUGHT READING Comic Books, Challenged Books and other Must Reads!

What do Archie, Fone Bone, Hip Hop Family Tree, Usagi Yojimbo and the Peanuts gang have in common? These comic book icons have all been “caught reading.” This year, Get Caught Reading is highlighting an important, and sometimes overlooked, category for readers of all ages – comic books. Get Caught Reading, launched in 1999 and…

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Texas ACLU Uncovers Multiple Challenges to Comics in 2013-2014

April 28, 2015
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Texas ACLU Uncovers Multiple Challenges to Comics in 2013-2014

While recently looking into the cases that landed three comics on the Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books for 2014, we came across a veritable treasure trove of challenges that had flown under our radar: the Texas ACLU’s Annual Banned Books Report. Besides the challenges to Persepolis and Drama that we already covered, the…

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