Tag: censorship in schools

Fighting Book Bans: A Teach-In for Students

The power of students! As demands to remove books from schools have reached a fever pitch, students have emerged as some of the most effective advocates for public access to diverse literature. Join us on Wednesday, December 15, 8:00–9:30 p.m. ET for…

Banned Books: Schools

Student with a backpack walking away from library books shelves into darkness.

Banned Books Week starts this month, running from September 26–October 2. Each week leading up to the event, we will profile one of the many spaces in the United States where books are banned. We’ll examine who is banning and challenging…

Panelists Announced for Recoding Censorship

Banner of event title Recoding Censorship. Underneath is the Approved by the Comics Code Authority seal

Join us this Thursday, June 24 at 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern for our June Membership Meeting Recoding Censorship. We are pleased to announce the stellar panelists that will be joining us for our event. Guest panelists include Terry Anderson (Cartoonists…

Recoding Censorship — June Membership Meeting

Banner of event title Recoding Censorship. Underneath is the Approved by the Comics Code Authority seal

The Comics Code may be gone, but its specter remains. Our next online event, Recoding Censorship, will examine the changing state of censorship and what it means for comics today. How have challenges to comics in schools and libraries evolved in…

CBLDF Victory for Caged Bird, Gatsby, & More

Wednesday, May 20, Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) School Board in Alaska voted 6 to 1 to rescind a prior decision that banned five titles from a proposed high school English elective curriculum and brought their school district national attention. CBLDF, in collaboration…

CBLDF Speaks Out Against Removal of Classic Literature in Alaska

“Precluding students from reading literature with challenging themes and language deprives them of the opportunity to acquire empathy, critical thinking skills, and knowledge about lives different from their own — essential competencies that are necessary for success in college and…