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Adding Lumberjanes to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 14, 2019
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Adding Lumberjanes to Your Library or Classroom Collection

This article offers resources for adding the first volume of Lumberjanes to a classroom, curriculum, or library. It also outlines information important in case the work is challenged. The series is an award-winning series that features great LGBTQ+ characters and a vast selection of positive fem… Hardcore Lady Type characters. Surprisingly, Lumberjanes is not loudly challenged or banned, perhaps through of…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Lumberjanes

June 11, 2019
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Lumberjanes

 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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Just Announced! Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content

May 28, 2019
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Just Announced! Take PRIDE in Comics: The Challenges Facing LGBTQ+ Content

Why are comics and other literature centered on LGBTQ+ characters targeted so frequently by censors? What can we do to ensure these important books stay on shelves? Join CBLDF and a panel of creators, educators, librarians, and retailers to discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ comics on June 12, 2019 at 4 P.M. Pacific. Cartoonist Paige…

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Celebrate 100 Years of Children’s Literacy with Comics

April 29, 2019
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Celebrate 100 Years of Children’s Literacy with Comics

2019 marks the Centennial Children’s Book Week, beginning today April 27th and Running through May 5. This year’s theme – Read Now. Read Forever. – draws into focus the past, present, and crucial future of children’s literature. Celebrations can be found at bookstores, libraries, and schools around the country, but if you want to search, check…

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She Changed Comics: Marjane Satrapi

March 20, 2019
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She Changed Comics: Marjane Satrapi

In the early 2000s, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis set a new standard for graphic memoirs. Taking an inside look at the brutality and absurdity that overtook her native Iran in the early 1980s, Satrapi’s book met with resounding success amount casual readers as well as educators and librarians who embraced its capacity for increasing cultural understanding.…

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Revisiting Preludes & Nocturnes At 30

March 13, 2019
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Revisiting Preludes & Nocturnes At 30

In November, CBLDF marked the 30th Anniversary of Sandman Issue #1 by a look back at both the praise and censorship that the series has received. The series as a whole stands as one of the most lauded works in comics, but regularly fans overlook the merits of Preludes & Nocturnes, the first volume of…

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Celebrate Will Eisner Week!

March 5, 2019
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Celebrate Will Eisner Week!

The first week of March each year is nationally known as Will Eisner Week, aimed at not only celebrating Eisner’s life and accomplishments, but also to celebrate the things that Eisner stood for – literacy, community, free expression. Individuals and institutions set aside time this to offer classes, symposiums, screenings, and more, all in honor…

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Give More Than Gifts This Holiday Season

December 4, 2018
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Give More Than Gifts This Holiday Season

The holidays can be a chaotic time of year. The sunlight hours are getting ever shorter and against the encroaching darkness we strive to fit more and more into each day. Gift buying and wrapping, food shopping and cooking, work parties, ugly sweater parties, white-elephant parties. And in the midst of all the fun, and…

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