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Drama Banned Again in Texas, ACLU Report Shows

October 10, 2017
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Drama Banned Again in Texas, ACLU Report Shows

For the third time in four years, Raina Telgemeier’s Drama was considered too hot for a Texas school, according to the state ACLU chapter’s latest banned books report which was recently released. In fact, the graphic novel about an adolescent theater troupe was the only book completely banned from any district; this time, it was…

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Celebrate Young Adult GNs and Support CBLDF with Signed Lumberjanes, Drama, & Many More!

June 22, 2017
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Celebrate Young Adult GNs and Support CBLDF with Signed  Lumberjanes, Drama, & Many More!

This week CBLDF has some great young adult graphic novels to get your summer reading started right! Donate today to grab a copy of  Lumberjanes, signed by Noelle Stevenson; Drama, signed by Raina Telgemeier; Kevin Keller, signed by Dan Parent, and many more! Keep reading or follow the links provided for more information.           …

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Librarians Brainstorm Solutions to Build and Defend Graphic Novel Collections

May 16, 2017
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Librarians Brainstorm Solutions to Build and Defend Graphic Novel Collections

Now more than ever before, comics are an indispensable component of many public libraries’ collections. A decade or two ago they might have been treated as ephemera, but today they are often curated with the same level of care as other formats. As a recent article from Publishers Weekly showed, this boom is mutually beneficial…

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Banned Books & YA Classics Signed by Raina Telgemeier, Mariko Tamaki, Hope Larson, and More!

April 20, 2017
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Banned Books & YA Classics Signed by Raina Telgemeier, Mariko Tamaki, Hope Larson, and More!

Check out some of the books that topped ALA’s Top Ten Challenged Books of 2016 list and other classic Young Adult titles, including This One Summer signed by Mariko Tamaki, Drama and Sisters signed by Raina Telgemeier, A Wrinkle in Time signed by Hope Larson, and Lumberjanes signed by Noelle Stevenson! Follow the links provided or keep reading for more…

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Young Adult Author Discusses the Value of Adding Drama to Libraries

October 12, 2016
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According to Mike Jung, librarian, young adult author, and team member of the grassroots organization We Need Diverse Books, censors of Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Drama got it all wrong. In a special Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out, Jung talks about the attacks against Drama and how, in their haste to pull a book…

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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

September 26, 2016
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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

Happy Banned Books Week! Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges because of their visual nature. Let’s take a look at just a few key cases involving diverse creators and content. The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa Location of key challenge: Various Reason challenged: Nudity, sexual content, unsuited to age group Diversity content: female sexuality, Korean…

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CBLDF’s Top 15 Stories of 2015

December 30, 2015
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CBLDF’s Top 15 Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at our 15 most-read stories of the past year. In many cases we’ve also included links to follow-ups or other related stories. College Student Wants Graphic Novels Banned from Graphic Novel Course In June, CBLDF rose to the defense of comics at Crafton Hills…

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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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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

June 19, 2015
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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

Twin tween geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, aka the Tweeks, just announced their Challenged Graphic Novel Reading Challenge on the ComicMix website, and their summer reading list is chock full of amazing graphic novels that have been attacked by censors! This year’s Banned Books Week will focus on young adult fiction, and YA comics are…

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Adding Drama to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 19, 2015
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Adding Drama to Your Library or Classroom Collection

In 2014, Raina Telgemeier’s Drama made the American Library Association’s top 10 list of frequently challenged books due to a ban at Chapel Hill Elementary School in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The specific reason for the ban has not been publicly confirmed, but we can hazard a guess based on a small but vocal minority of online…

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