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Freedom to Read Foundation Elects Charles Brownstein President

June 27, 2018
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Freedom to Read Foundation Elects Charles Brownstein President

Charles Brownstein, CBLDF’s Executive Director, was elected President of The Freedom to Read Foundation during their annual meeting last week in New Orleans. A prolific public speaker on Free Expression and comics, Brownstein also serves as the chair of the Banned Books Week Coalition, as a board member of the Media Coalition, an organization representing the First…

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Graphic Novels Break Through at ALA

June 26, 2018
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Graphic Novels Break Through at ALA

Another successful American Library Association (ALA) Conference is completed and one thing is clear – librarians love graphic novels! The conference this year in New Orleans ran from Thursday, June 21 to Monday, June 26. Early during the festivities, the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) met for their annual meeting and elected CBLDF Executive Director,…

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Calvin Reid Joins Freedom to Read Foundation

May 14, 2018
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Calvin Reid Joins Freedom to Read Foundation

Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) announced the results of the 2018 election for the Board of Trustees. Among the new trustees is Calvin Reid, a crucial advocate in developing comics in the book trade. Reid, a senior editor at Publishers Weekly has covered First Amendment and freedom to read issues since he joined the PW…

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FTRF Offers Grants for Banned Books Week Programming

April 27, 2017
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FTRF Offers Grants for Banned Books Week Programming

The Freedom to Read Foundation is offering grants for libraries and organizations that what to host an event or display for Banned Books Week. Deadline for application is May 12, 2017. Grants of $1,000 or $2,500 are available from the Judith Krug Fund. Staff at libraries, schools, universities, and community organizations are encouraged to apply. To be…

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Ninth Circuit Court Finds Constitutional Problems with AZ Law that Censored Mexican American Studies Program

July 17, 2015
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Ninth Circuit Court Finds Constitutional Problems with AZ Law that Censored Mexican American Studies Program

The students and teachers of Tucson’s now defunct Mexican American Studies program have been fighting against the Arizona state law that led to the dissolution of the program. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion that hopefully puts them one step closer to striking it down. Arce v. Douglas (formerly Arce v.…

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Jeff Smith Celebrates the Freedom to Read Foundation

May 19, 2015
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Jeff Smith Celebrates the Freedom to Read Foundation

If you happen to be in New York City on May 29, consider joining CBLDF board member Jeff Smith, the creator of Bone and RASL, to celebrate the freedom to read! Smith will join bestselling young adult authors Carolyn Mackler​ (The Future of Us; The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things) and David…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

May 14, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

Today, CBLDF is proud to announce that CBLDF Executive Director Charles Bownstein has been elected to a two-year term on the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Board of Trustees! FTRF “is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the…

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Jeff Smith to Headline Chicago FTRF Fundraiser

January 20, 2015
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Jeff Smith to Headline Chicago FTRF Fundraiser

Exciting news for Chicago-area residents, as well as librarians attending this month’s ALA Midwinter Meeting: Bone creator Jeff Smith will be the featured speaker at the Freedom To Read Foundation’s annual fundraiser on January 31! Join Smith, a CBLDF board member, and FTRF, an ALA-affiliated nonprofit and fellow sponsor of Banned Books Week, for a…

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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

October 20, 2014
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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

At 12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, October 22, please join the Freedom to Read Foundation and other sponsors of Banned Books Week for a look back at some of the fun, provocative, and engaging events that celebrated our freedom to read! The Google Hangout, an open online event, will be at noon Eastern…

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