Tag: comics in education

Using Graphic Novels in Education: The Prince and the Dressmaker

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF designed to highlight the depth and complexity of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the…

Just Announced! CBLDF 2nd Comics in Education Survey Starts Today!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce the second annual Comics in Education Survey! Educators have until July 31, 2020, to respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBLDF2020, and everyone who completes the survey will be entered in a drawing for a classroom comics library.

Announcing the League of Graphic Novel Educators

We live in extraordinary times and it takes extraordinary educators to lead the way! Love teaching?  Join us!   Love graphic novels? You are not alone. New to graphic novels but curious? We want you! Wanting to use a specific novel…

CBLDF’s 2019 Annual Report Shows How Critical Your Help Is!

Free expression withstood a wide range of attacks in 2019 and through it all, thanks to the support of donors like you, CBLDF stood proudly at the front lines and fought to protect the voices of our community this year.…

Get Ready For Banned Books Week With CBLDF!

Next week is Banned Books Week, September 22 – 28. For educators, librarians, and parents, it falls at a hectic time of year, getting kids back into the routine of homework, school, not to mention all of the extracurriculars the…

Free Webinars for Educators and Librarians Center Around Comics

American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is hosting free webinars focused on information about comics and manga for education. Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th is a webinar titled, Addressing the Gatekeepers: How to Turn Comic…

Can Comics Make You Clever?

Can reading comics make you smarter? Author, Artist, and MacArthur ‘genius‘ Gene Luen Yang knows they can, and he’s just done a new video for BigThink.com to talk about it. From Yang’s experience as an educator, he saw the benefits of kids…

Gene Luen Yang: Comics Belong in Classrooms

Gene Luen Yang reading list

In a recent TEDx talk, acclaimed comics creator and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang explained why comics belong in the classrooms. From continual attempts to ban comics and graphic novels from classrooms to contending with decades-old negative…