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Retailer Spotlight: Comix Experience Turns 30 Today!

April 1, 2019
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Retailer Spotlight: Comix Experience Turns 30 Today!

Comix Experience in San Francisco is the type of local comics shop that fans envision when thinking of their dream neighborhood. On a basic level, it’s well lit, laid out with intention, utilizes display racks as well as copious bookshelves and spinners to highlight its wide selection of new and classic titles. Since there is…

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CBLDF Exclusives – Rick & Morty, Lumberjanes – Signings, Programming, and More at Wondercon!

March 28, 2019
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CBLDF Exclusives – Rick & Morty, Lumberjanes – Signings, Programming, and More at Wondercon!

Make sure you mark your calendars so you don’t miss a minute of the excitement at Wondercon this year, March 29 – 31. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is bringing a ton of killer rewards including new exclusive comics, offering new programming about the Comics Code Authority, and hosting signings at the booth you will…

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Conejo Valley Will Revote on Contentious Asterisk Policy

July 11, 2018
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Conejo Valley Will Revote on Contentious Asterisk Policy

After a recent violation of the Brown Act, Conejo Valley School District has scheduled a revote on their controversial policy of adding asterisks to books on the curriculum written for mature readers. The Brown Act is part of California’s State Legislature that protects the public’s right to fully participate in meetings of their local legislative…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF at WonderCon! March 23 – 25!

March 22, 2018
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Don’t Miss CBLDF at WonderCon! March 23 – 25!

If you are going to be in Anaheim this weekend, make sure that you stop by Booth #1209 and check out all the amazing premiums CBLDF will have! If you haven’t gotten your badge yet, don’t despair – there are still badges available for Friday and Sunday! While there don’t forget to check out CBLDF’s…

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Curriculum Confusion Over Night Continues in Conejo

January 17, 2018
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Curriculum Confusion Over Night Continues in Conejo

Editor’s Note: 2/2/2108 According to an article released online yesterday for a local Thousand Oaks publication, Night by Elie Wiesel is still being taught in 8th grade honors english classes, as planned, at Los Cerritos Middle School. The article highlights several points of misunderstanding that perpetuated information to the contrary – from a teacher possibly…

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Conejo Valley School Board Approves ‘Red-Flagging’ of Books

November 16, 2017
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Conejo Valley School Board Approves ‘Red-Flagging’ of Books

During a contentious meeting Tuesday night that dragged on for six hours, California’s Conejo Valley school board passed a new ‘red-flagging’ policy that will require high school English teachers to warn parents of any assigned book considered to have “mature content.” The final written text of the policy was not released to the public before…

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VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists

October 20, 2017
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VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists

CBLDF cheers the passage of California Assembly Bill 228, a new law that amends the state’s flawed “autograph law” passed in 2016. The new law incorporates feedback from CBLDF and other advocacy groups in a way that offers protection for comic book stores, vendors, and artists exhibiting at conventions in the state. “AB 228′s passage…

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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

September 22, 2017
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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

Last week, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in asking a California school to uphold their policies for classroom reading. Earlier this week, the school board for Rocklin Academy Gateway voted to keep their literature policy unchanged. In June, some parents in the community challenged the reading of a LGBTQIA children’s book in a kindergarten…

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California School District Reaffirms Support for Teacher Who Read Transgender Books

September 20, 2017
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California School District Reaffirms Support for Teacher Who Read Transgender Books

In front of a standing-room-only crowd of about 500 people, a public charter school system in Rocklin, California reaffirmed this week that a kindergarten teacher’s in-class reading of two transgender-themed picture books was in line with district policy. However, the Rocklin Academy Family of Schools (RAFOS) also promised going forward to “try and notify parents…

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Conejo Valley Board Leaves Part-Time Indian in Limbo for Upcoming School Year

June 30, 2017
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Conejo Valley Board Leaves Part-Time Indian in Limbo for Upcoming School Year

Despite a letter from CBLDF and other members of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, the school board of Conejo Valley Unified School District in Thousand Oaks, California failed to take any action on approving Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian for 9th grade classroom use at its final meeting of…

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