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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Soupy Leaves Home

July 25, 2018
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Soupy Leaves Home

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 use of…

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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

March 1, 2018
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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

Make CBLDF your first stop today at Emerald City Comic Con! We’re at Booth #2116 so come by and say hi! While you’re here, make sure to check out our killer selection of CBLDF merch and signed graphic novels. Every purchase is a donation to CBLDF (so remember that when you are explaining to your…

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Indiana Fails to Restore Student’s First Amendment Rights

February 9, 2018
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Indiana Fails to Restore Student’s First Amendment Rights

Indiana’s House Bill 1016, which sought to reinstate student journalists First Amendment rights, failed 47 – 45, missing by four votes the constitutional majority required to pass it to the Senate. This outcome closely echoes the hollow victory of a similar bill last year, which passed the house 88 – 4, only to die in…

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Can Comics Make You Clever?

January 22, 2018
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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 in his classroom being able to control the rate of new information they were learning.…

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SDCC 2017: All Things CBLDF!

July 14, 2017
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SDCC 2017: All Things CBLDF!

Comic-Con International is almost here, and CBLDF is in on the action, with panels, signings, exclusives, the best welcome party at the show, and an amazing art auction lineup! Here’s the rundown on all the goings on with CBLDF! CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party! Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense…

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Join Us for She Changed Comics at UIUC!

April 19, 2017
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Join Us for She Changed Comics at UIUC!

Calling all central Illinoisans! Next Monday, April 24, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez will join a panel discussion centered on our book She Changed Comics at the University of Illinois Undergrad Library. Gomez will be joined by comics scholar and UIUC iSchool professor Carol Tilley, cartoonist and animator Nina Paley, and UIUC South Asian Studies…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Raising Concerns Over WA Daycare Program’s Ban on “Frightening Images”

December 1, 2016
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CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the Kids Right to Read Project on a letter to the Washington State Department of Early Learning expressing concern about a regulation that prevents childcare providers from selecting potentially “frightening books.” CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the unique…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Trickster

November 9, 2016
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Trickster

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 use of…

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Join CBLDF in Las Vegas This Saturday!

November 4, 2016
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Join CBLDF in Las Vegas This Saturday!

On Saturday, comics fans around Las Vegas will gather for the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival, and CBLDF will be on hand at artist’s Alley table #40 with She Changed Comics and more! The Vegas Falley Comic Book Festival is a free event taking place 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library (1401 E.…

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WA Early Achievers Program Raises Censorship Concerns

October 31, 2016
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Broad language used in a Washington State Early Achievers program that singles out specifically “fables, fairy tales, and nature/science books” has raised concerns about censorship in daycares across the state. Part of the Early Start Act, which was signed into law earlier this year, Washington Early Achievers is a program designed to extend “high-quality early learning…

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