Tag: education

Superior School District Refuses to Pull Book from Classrooms

With a recent 5-1 board vote rejecting a parent’s request to have the children’s book Emma and Meesha My Boy: A Two Mom Story removed from classrooms, the Superior, Wisconsin, School District has taken a strong stance against censorship —…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants, by Joe Kelly and JM Ken Niimura, won the IGN Best of 2008, was voted one of the 10 Best Comics of 2009 by New York magazine’s Dan Kois; was a YALSA (Young Adult Library Association) 2010…

A Discussion Guide that Protects the Right to Read!

Now that you have your very own copy of the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 (it came out yesterday, so get to your local comic shop post haste if you haven’t!), it’s time for discussion, and we have just the tool:…

Toon Graphics Advocates for Comics in the Classroom

Last week the New York Times made a discovery: teachers are using comics in the classroom. Of course this was not news to us at CBLDF, as we’ve been touting the learning and literacy benefits of comics for a while…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: SideScrollers

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…

Remembering MLK: The Silence of Our Friends

Martin Luther King, Jr., used his right to free speech to fight one of the most important battles in American history, often — and ultimately — at great personal risk. In an era when many thought African Americans should not…

Teachers: Don’t Miss These 2013 Graphic Novels

One of our missions here at CBLDF is promoting the use of comics and graphic novels in schools — hence our publications Raising a Reader! How Comic & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! and CBLDF Presents…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Squish

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…