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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

September 14, 2017
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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

This weekend, comics fans converge in Bethesda, Maryland, for the Small Press Expo, the annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at table W84-87 with books and signings by Tillie Walden, Alex Alice, and Gene Luen Yang! We’ll have signed premiums and CBLDF-exclusive goodies, like the Comics Code Authority enamel pin, perfect for the…

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NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2, Featuring Marc Andreyko & Gene Luen Yang!

June 7, 2017
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the latest issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth…

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RETAILERS: Order CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2 TODAY!

May 15, 2017
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RETAILERS: Order CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2 TODAY!

CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the June issue, CBLDF talks with Love Is Love architect Marc Andreyko and ambassador for comics Gene Luen Yang! Retailers, FOC is today (APR171527), so now’s the time to stock up! CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2 features an iconic cover of Batwoman by Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire, Animal Man). In…

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Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

April 2, 2017
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Reading Without Walls: A Conversation with Gene Luen Yang

This month, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang officially ushers in the permanent annual version of his Reading Without Walls challenge. Recently Yang sat down with CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez to talk about the challenge and the importance of diverse voices in literature. BG: All right, this is Betsy Gomez, the Editorial Director…

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Gene Yang Encourages “Reading Without Walls” in New Short Comic

March 27, 2017
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Gene Yang Encourages “Reading Without Walls” in New Short Comic

This weekend, Gene Luen Yang’s “Reading Without Walls” initiative will officially launch in its new permanent incarnation. Originally conceived as Yang’s platform during his term as the Library of Congress’ National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, the program encourages readers to choose books that touch on experiences different from their own. To illustrate the value…

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Yang’s “Reading Without Walls” to Become Annual Program

February 1, 2017
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Yang’s “Reading Without Walls” to Become Annual Program

When Gene Luen Yang was appointed last year as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, he chose a platform of “Reading Without Walls,” which encourages readers to choose books that touch on experiences different from their own. Now entering the second and final year of his ambassadorship, Yang announced last week that “Reading Without Walls”…

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Gene Yang: Building Bridges with Comics

January 3, 2017
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Gene Yang, acclaimed graphic novelist, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and MacArthur Fellowship award winner, sat down with PBS Newshour at Stonewall Middle School in Manassas, Virginia, to discuss how comics can help young readers embrace diversity and what coding and writing have in common. From critically acclaimed works like American Born Chinese and…

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Gene Luen Yang: Comics Belong in Classrooms

December 13, 2016
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In a recent TEDx talk, acclaimed comics creator and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang explained why comics belong in the classrooms. From continual attempts to ban comics and graphic novels from classrooms to contending with decades-old negative stereotypes that comics don’t serve any educational purpose, incorporating comics and graphic novels in school curriculum…

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Gene Yang on “Reading Without Walls”

August 11, 2016
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Since being selected as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, comics creator Gene Luen Yang has hit the ground running, encouraging young readers to break out of their literary comfort zone to explore “Reading Without Walls.” In a recent interview with Education Week, Yang talks about the benefits and value to diversifying reading lists and…

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National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang Names Recommended Reading List

January 7, 2016
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National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang Names Recommended Reading List

Every two years since 2008, the Library of Congress has chosen a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. This year we have particular reason to celebrate the announcement because for the first time ever the honor and responsibility has been bestowed on a graphic novelist: Gene Luen Yang!

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