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Fight Censorship of The Walking Dead with GNs Signed by Kirkman & Adlard!

July 5, 2019
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Fight Censorship of The Walking Dead with GNs Signed by Kirkman & Adlard!

After sixteen years, 193 issues, and multiple television spin-offs, this week marks the end of the line for The Walking Dead‘s ongoing comic series. Even as the series winds down, it’s experiencing censorship – earlier this week CBLDF protested an Idaho school district’s decision that would remove the title from their libraries and ban personal copies from being brought into…

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CBLDF Speaks Up for The Walking Dead in Idaho

July 2, 2019
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CBLDF Speaks Up for The Walking Dead in Idaho

Last week, CBLDF reported on the removal of the best-selling Walking Dead comics series from an Idaho school. The removal was not the entirety of the removal, as the administration asked students not to bring copies of the work into school to read on their free time, and are contemplating a two-tiered library card system to…

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Idaho School Bans The Walking Dead Comics

June 25, 2019
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Idaho School Bans The Walking Dead Comics

A junior/senior high school in Idaho has banned The Walking Dead, and removed all copies of the graphic novel series from their library, despite the convened committee’s recommendation to retain the graphic novels. This school district’s ban extends to asking students to not bring other copies of the comic on to school grounds and plans to change…

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Looking for Alaska Pulled from School Libraries

March 5, 2018
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Looking for Alaska Pulled from School Libraries

John Greene’s Printz Award-Winning Looking for Alaska has been pulled from West Ada School District middle school libraries in Idaho without following the formal reconsideration guidelines. The book had been only been available in the library and was not on any middle school curriculum in West Ada, which is why district spokesperson Eric Exline feels…

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CBLDF Leads Defense of Manga in Idaho Middle School

April 25, 2017
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CBLDF Leads Defense of Manga in Idaho Middle School

CBLDF this week took the lead in defending the manga volume Sword Art Online 1: Aincrad after it was challenged at a middle school in Jerome, Idaho. Following receipt of a letter from CBLDF and other members of the NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project, a review committee yesterday unanimously voted to recommend that the…

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10 Top CBLDF Stories of 2016

December 28, 2016
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10 Top CBLDF Stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on our 10 most-read stories of the past year… Pearls Before Swine Strip Pulled for ISIS Reference On July 27, the award-winning syndicated strip published daily in more than 750 newspapers nationwide was abruptly pulled for its loose reference to ISIS. Creator Stephan Pastis made the announcement…

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ACLU Sues Idaho Over Speech-Chilling Liquor Law

September 21, 2016
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ACLU Sues Idaho Over Speech-Chilling Liquor Law

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho regarding an antiquated law that bans “sexually suggestive art” in establishments that serve alcohol. A cinema in neighboring Utah filed suit over a similar law there in May after the state threatened a fine of up to $25,000 for serving beer during showings of…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Namesake in ID School District

December 7, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Namesake in ID School District

CBLDF has joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project and other freedom to read advocates to defend Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho school district. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the unique visual nature of comics makes them…

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Literature Committee Rejects The Namesake in Idaho High School Curriculum

November 9, 2015
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Namesake

The Ad Hoc Literature Committee in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho has issued a formal rejection of a teacher’s recommendations to include award-winning Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake in the district’s high school curriculum. Citing explicit sexual references and language, the committee, which is comprised of parents and other residents of the community, voted 4-2 against the…

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VICTORY: Censors Fail in Of Mice and Men Challenge

June 3, 2015
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OfMiceAndMen

In a 4-1 vote, the Coeur d’Alene School Board rejected a review committee’s recommendation to restrict John Steinbeck’s classic novel Of Mice and Men. Early last week, an ad hoc review committee comprised of both parents and community members came together to protest the inclusion of the 1937 novel in 9th grade classrooms, citing the…

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