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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

September 27, 2019
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Keep the Light On All Year Long: 12 Banned Comics Reading List

As Banned Books Week draws to a close, it’s crucial to remember that this celebration is to draw attention to the challenges and bans that happen all year long. To keep the spirit of free expression going from this Banned Books Week until the next one, here’s a list of 12 challenged and banned comics…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

June 19, 2019
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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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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

May 27, 2019
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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

Summer reading is not just for kids. Whether you are lining up beach reads months in advance of vacation or drawn to the allure of an airport bookstore for a last minute treat (and the hope of scoring a secretly signed book), reading is ingrained in the unplugged joys of summer. This summer, make it…

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A History of Frequently Banned Comics

April 19, 2019
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A History of Frequently Banned Comics

Though CBLDF has Case Studies of challenges and bans of comics that go back over twenty years, when it comes to the graphic novels being challenged in quantity, it’s a far more recent affair. This year’s ALA list of most frequently challenged and banned titles featured two comics, but comics have only started showing up…

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In Their Own Words – Banned Books Edition

April 15, 2019
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In Their Own Words – Banned Books Edition

Last week American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom announced their annual list detail the most frequently challenged and banned books based on those reported throughout the previous year. Here’s some of the responses from the creators whose work was named the most frequently challenged or banned. Click here to see the full list.  …

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Drama and This One Summer Named in Top 11 Most Frequently Challenged and Banned

April 8, 2019
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Drama and This One Summer Named in Top 11 Most Frequently Challenged and Banned

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF) released their annual list of most frequently challenged and and banned books of 2018 and both Raina Telgemeier’s Drama, and This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki are included in the Top 11. This is Drama’s fourth year as one of the most challenged and…

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Free Teaching Guides from CBLDF Highlight Women in Comics

March 8, 2019
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Free Teaching Guides from CBLDF Highlight Women in Comics

March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day around the globe to celebrate and share the accomplishments of women throughout history and today. In honor of that mission, CBLDF has collected some of our most popular teaching resources that demonstrate the integral role of women in comics, both on and off the page. With these…

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Drama Survives Ban in Ottawa Catholic Schools

January 17, 2019
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Drama Survives Ban in Ottawa Catholic Schools

Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Drama has survived another attempt to ban it, this time in Ottawa Catholic Elementary Schools. CBC News reported on January 15 that they were shown emails ordering librarians at all Ottawa Catholic School Board elementary schools to remove the best-selling graphic novel after parents complained about the LGBTQ content…

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Banned Comics for the End of Summer Reading

August 8, 2018
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Banned Comics for the End of Summer Reading

With the heat on full blast outside, and the thoughts of fall looming, graphic novels can be a great way to relax at the end of the summer. Whether you read solo, with you family, as part of a book club, or aloud to your dog, make sure to add these challenged and banned comics…

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Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

June 29, 2018
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Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

As June comes to a close, we’ve compiled a list of comics that have LGBTQIA+ content and creators for which we have developed resources for educators and librarians. Many of these books are frequently banned or challenged. To get signed copies of some of these works, and so many more comics about LGBTQIA+ characters and from LGBTQIA+…

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