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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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Tweeks: Persepolis Should Not Be Banned

August 25, 2015
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Persepolis

This week in the ComicMix’s Challenged Challenge, twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, break down why Marjane Satrapi’s award-winning graphic memoir Persepolis should not be banned and why it should instead be embraced by schools and parents to promote further education of their students. The autobiographical memoir tells Satrapi’s own story of growing up…

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Tweeks Remind SideScrollers Challengers That They Don’t Have to Read It

August 21, 2015
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sidescrollers

This week in the ComicMix’s Challenged Reading Challenge, the Tweeks took on Matthew Loux’s SideScrollers, the book that led the Enfield, Connecticut, Board of Education to change their entire policy for approving and including controversial books in school reading lists. In 2012, Mathew Loux’s video game themed graphic novel was removed from a ninth grade…

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The Tweeks Challenge Parents to Read The Color of Earth

August 20, 2015
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Twin ween geeks Maddy and Anya — the Tweeks — have tackled another banned book! In week five of ComicMix’s Challenged Challenge, they discuss the critically acclaimed coming-of-age manhwa The Color of the Earth and the controversy surrounding it’s coming-of age story. Creator Kim Dong Hwa’s graphic novel is about a young girl, Ehwa, growing up…

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The Tweeks Aren’t Afraid of The Graveyard Book

August 6, 2015
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Graveyard Book

A little blood isn’t going to scare off the twin tween geeks, the Tweeks! In this week’s episode of their ComicMix Challenged Challenge, Maddy and Anya Ernst take on the controversy around the graphic novel adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Newbery award-winning The Graveyard Book. Adapted by comics superstar P. Craig Russell and illustrated by a…

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The Tweeks Tackle the Controversy Around This One Summer

July 28, 2015
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This One Summer

It’s week 3 of the ComicMix Challenged Challenge and in this episode twin teen geeks Maddy and Anya—the Tweeks—talk about the controversy surrounding Jillian and Mariko Tamaki’s This One Summer. A multi award-winning book and the first graphic novel to receive a Caldecott Honor, This One Summer has garnered significant critical acclaim since its release…

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The Tweeks Take on the Drama with Drama

July 21, 2015
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The Tweeks are at it again! This time twin teen geeks, Maddy and Anya Ernst, sit down to talk about Raina Telgemeier’s modern classic Drama and all of the controversial drama surrounding this graphic novel in the latest edition of their ComicMix Challenged Challenge series. In 2012, Drama hit stores and quickly received critical acclaim,…

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