Posts Tagged ‘ children’s books ’

Hey, Kiddo Author Talks About Tough Subjects

November 8, 2018
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Hey, Kiddo Author Talks About Tough Subjects

Bestselling author, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, wrote a piece recently for The Washington Post reflecting on the value of tough subjects in kids literature. CBLDF News Blog readers know that too often complex subject matters can lead to challenges and bans on great graphic novels and books that are well-reviewed, engaging to students, and educational, but…

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Community Rallies Around Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books

November 2, 2018
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Community Rallies Around Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books

Last Week, CBLDF wrote about a man in Iowa who took out four LGBTQ children’s books from the Orange City Public Library and proceeded to burn them during a Facebook Live video. Since that news story, the library has received book and money donations from people all over the country to show their support of…

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Join CBLDF at Powell’s for Talk about Kids Comics

April 27, 2018
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Join CBLDF at Powell’s for Talk about Kids Comics

Join CBLDF Deputy Director, Alex Cox, this Saturday, April 28th at 2 pm, as he leads a discussion at Powell’s Bookshop in Portland with four children’s graphic novelists and illustrators. The creators include Graham Annable with Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths (First Second), Robin Robinson with The City on the Other Side (First…

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The Advocate Lists 21 LGBT Picture Books Every Child Should Read

February 5, 2016
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The Advocate Lists 21 LGBT Picture Books Every Child Should Read

From schools and libraries in the United States to the countries of Italy and Singapore, LGBT children’s books are a frequent target of challenges and bans. The Advocate has pulled together a list of LGBT picture books that every child should read, including those that stirred controversy in some communities. Let’s take a look at a few…

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Banned Books Quotes to Inspire You!

September 1, 2015
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Banned Books Week is coming, and The Guardian has collected some quotes from authors, novels, and activists meant to inspire you to stand up for the right to read! One of the biggest obstacles faced by educators and authors is the protection of their students and fans’ right to read. From book bans to book…

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