Posts Tagged ‘ fun home ’

Banned Comics for the End of Summer Reading

August 8, 2018
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Banned Comics for the End of Summer Reading

With the heat on full blast outside, and the thoughts of fall looming, graphic novels can be a great way to relax at the end of the summer. Whether you read solo, with you family, as part of a book club, or aloud to your dog, make sure to add these challenged and banned comics…

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Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

June 29, 2018
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Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

As June comes to a close, we’ve compiled a list of comics that have LGBTQIA+ content and creators for which we have developed resources for educators and librarians. Many of these books are frequently banned or challenged. To get signed copies of some of these works, and so many more comics about LGBTQIA+ characters and from LGBTQIA+…

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Celebrate Pride Month With GNs Signed by Alison Bechdel, Tillie Walden, Sina Grace, & Many More!

June 14, 2018
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Celebrate Pride Month With GNs Signed by Alison Bechdel, Tillie Walden, Sina Grace, & Many More!

Celebrate Pride with CBLDF! Donate to CBLDF today and grab one of these wonderful signed graphic novels that support our crucial work fighting the myriad bans and challenges on LGBTQ+ comics, including our ongoing defense of Fun Home in a New Jersey high school. Your support helps us ensure that these important stories and perspectives are available to readers in schools and libraries…

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CBLDF and Kids Right to Read Project Defend Fun Home

June 5, 2018
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CBLDF and Kids Right to Read Project Defend Fun Home

After the recent attack on Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking graphic memoir, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic in New Jersey, CBLDF and the Kids Right to Read Project drafted a letter of support to encourage the Superintendent of Watchung Hills Regional High School to stand behind their own curriculum. Fun Home Was assigned to several senior English…

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Fun Home Under Fire in New Jersey

May 29, 2018
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Fun Home Under Fire in New Jersey

Fun Home is under attack again, this time in a New Jersey High School. Steve DiSturco and Mark Bisci, two parents of students at Watchung Hills Regional High School, want the award-winning graphic novel removed from the 12th grade curriculum due to “the sexually explicit nature.” Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is a graphic novel memoir…

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College Courses on Graphic Novels Criticized as Less ‘Intellectually Demanding’

May 19, 2017
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College Courses on Graphic Novels Criticized as Less ‘Intellectually Demanding’

We may be biased (we’re biased), but it is difficult to see how the increased use of comics in higher education could be a bad thing. Starting with Art Spiegelman’s Maus over thirty years ago, educators at all levels have discovered the unique benefits of graphic literature in the classroom. Today entire courses built around…

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Alison Bechdel Named Vermont Cartoonist Laureate

March 30, 2017
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Alison Bechdel Named Vermont Cartoonist Laureate

Alison Bechdel, creator of Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For, will be honored as Vermont’s new Cartoonist Laureate at a ceremony in the state house next month, followed by a presentation of laurels at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction. Bechdel is the third cartoonist to fill the role, succeeding…

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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

September 26, 2016
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Banned & Challenged Diverse Comics

Happy Banned Books Week! Comics are uniquely vulnerable to challenges because of their visual nature. Let’s take a look at just a few key cases involving diverse creators and content. The Color of Earth by Kim Dong Hwa Location of key challenge: Various Reason challenged: Nudity, sexual content, unsuited to age group Diversity content: female sexuality, Korean…

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Two Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

April 11, 2016
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Two Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015

Every year, National Library Week starts off with a bang: the release of the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books from the previous year. The list is compiled by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom from librarians’ confidential reports of requests to restrict or ban certain books in their collections. Two graphic…

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CBLDF’s Top 15 Stories of 2015

December 30, 2015
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CBLDF’s Top 15 Stories of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at our 15 most-read stories of the past year. In many cases we’ve also included links to follow-ups or other related stories. College Student Wants Graphic Novels Banned from Graphic Novel Course In June, CBLDF rose to the defense of comics at Crafton Hills…

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