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Using Graphic Novels in Education: As the Crow Flies

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF designed to highlight the depth and complexity of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we provide teaching and discussion suggestions for…

Pride Month Reads and Resources

It’s more important than ever to stand up for what’s right. Even as we celebrate Pride, identity censorship, a form of censorship that targets books and speakers based on the identity of the author or characters in a book, remains…

Making Mini-Comics For Activism & Self-Care

Every CBLDF supporter knows that comics are a great medium for expressing what matters. While so many Americans are making their voices heard in demonstrations around the United States, there are also many children and teens feeling a need to…

Reading Resources and NEW Discussion Guide: Superman Smashes the Klan

CBLDF supports free expression and quality reading experiences with the following resources to help educators, librarians, and parents share the benefits of graphic novels with young people: The benefits of comic arts as a form of storytelling: Raising a Reader…

Adding Speak to your Library or Classroom

More than twenty years ago, Laurie Halse Anderson exploded on to the literary scene with her YA book Speak, an award-winning tale the New York Times said, “opened the door for more novels exploring the deeply felt and deeply personal…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Speak

By Nora Flanagan 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…

Fight Identity Censorship: Spotlight LGBTQ+ Comics at Your Shop

LGBTQ+ content is most frequently targeted by identity censorship. ALA just revealed that 8 of the 10 most banned books of 2019 were challenged because they featured LGBTQ+ characters and themes. This National Library Week CBLDF is creating resources to…

Fight Identity Censorship With These CBLDF Resources

Help CBLDF fight the rising trend of identity censorship! Identity censorship happens when challenges are brought based on the personal identity of the author or the subject matter of a book. LGBTQ+ content is the most frequent target of identity censorship, including…

Get Free Digital Comics Through Your Library Now

There’s a misconception that reading free ebooks or digital comics requires piracy or outdated public domain content — but all it requires is a library card. You can read Watchmen, Guts, Ms. Marvel, Sandman, and many more using digital resources many…