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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

April 24, 2015
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the…

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Author Responds to Connecticut Ban of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

April 3, 2015
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A Connecticut Superintendent is standing behind his ban of Stephen Chobsky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower despite a review committee’s recommendation otherwise and opposition from the community and free speech advocates, including CBLDF. Chbosky himself has now responded to the ban. Jean Pierre Bolat, parent and now a Board of Education member (making him…

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Fun Home Selected as Duke University’s Core Summer Reading Book

April 3, 2015
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One of the comic industry’s most debated books, Fun Home, has been selected by Duke University as its Class of 2019 Common Experience summer reading book. An autobiographical memoir, writer and artist Alison Bechdel tells her story of her distant relationship with her closeted father and a subsequent revelation that he too is gay when…

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Palomar Stays on Shelves in Rio Rancho

March 27, 2015
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Palomar Stays on Shelves in Rio Rancho

In response to one New Mexico parent’s complaint that a highly-regarded graphic novel was “child porn,” a district review committee has voted to keep the book in a high school library. One month ago local TV news station KOAT reported that a Rio Rancho parent was deeply troubled that her son checked out Gilbert Hernandez’s…

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Perks of Being a Wallflower Removed from Wallingford, CT Curriculum

March 20, 2015
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is being challenged once again, this time at Sheehan High School in Wallingford, Connecticut, where it has been pulled from the freshman reading list as well as the school’s curriculum after complaints from a parent over the book’s more mature themes. Late last year, Jean Pierre Bolat, parent and…

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CBLDF Rises to Defend Gilbert Hernandez’s Palomar

March 9, 2015
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CBLDF Rises to Defend Gilbert Hernandez’s Palomar

Recently, we learned through a biased TV news report that Gilbert Hernandez’s acclaimed Hearthbreak Soup collection, Palomar, had been called “child porn” by a parent in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Today, CBLDF rose to the book’s defense by developing a letter with the Kids’ Right to Read Project to defend the graphic novel. When Catreena Lopez…

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Working Poor Challenged in Highland Park ISD

January 22, 2015
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Working Poor Challenged in Highland Park ISD

Nearly two months after a review committee in the Dallas-area Highland Park Independent School District decided not to ban Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain from classrooms, a parent has challenged another of the seven books that were temporarily suspended from the curriculum back in September. The new complaint from parent Meg…

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CBLDF Joins Letter Challenging Kings Canyon’s “Removal First, Review Second” Policy

November 7, 2014
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David Mitchell’s Black Swan Green might have survived a challenge in the King’s Canyon Unified School District, but the way the challenge was handled has many free speech advocates concerned. This week, CBLDF-sponsored Kids Right to Read Project sent a letter to the Kings Canyon School Board to voice those concerns. CBLDF joined KRRP on…

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Jaycee Dugard’s Memoir Removed from Middle School Classroom Libraries

November 6, 2014
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Jaycee Duggard A Stolen Life

After being reviewed by teachers of the Northview Michigan public middle school system, it has been decided that copies of Jaycee Dugard’s memoir A Stolen Life will not be included in seventh-grade classroom libraries. A New York Times bestselling autobiographical memoir, the book recounts Jaycee Dugard’s personal experiences as a victim of forced captivity and…

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