Posts Tagged ‘ drama ’

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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Teacher Appreciation Week – CBLDF Tools for Teachers

May 11, 2018
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Teacher Appreciation Week – CBLDF Tools for Teachers

2018′s Teacher Appreciation Week is coming to a close, but here at Comic Book Legal Defense Fund we want to remind educators that there are free resources available to teachers year round from CBLDF to help teach comics in the classroom. Adding Graphic Novels to Your Library or Classroom Collection This provides specific resources for…

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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

April 10, 2018
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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

For the third time, Raina Telgemeier’s YA classic Drama has been named to the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list. This week, ALA released their top ten list of most frequently challenged books in 2017. Once again, the list is disproportionately filled with illustrated works. As a partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, CBLDF…

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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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