Tag: identity censorship

Recoding Censorship — June Membership Meeting

The Comics Code may be gone, but its specter remains. Our next online event, Recoding Censorship, will examine the changing state of censorship and what it means for comics today. How have challenges to comics in schools and libraries evolved in…

Drama Challenge Leads to Proposed Policy Change

Three main characters from Drama walking across the stage with a purple curtain drawn.

Drama is under attack again. After several failed attempts to have the book removed this year, one parent has started a petition to change the book lending policy for the Columbia County School District in Georgia. As reported in The Augusta…

CBLDF Joins Letter Calling on NC School Board to Clarify Policy

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Last week, CBLDF co-sponsored a letter initiated by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) in support of the book One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo written by Laurin Mayeno, with art by Robert Liu-Trujillo. The letter was sent to the…

CBLDF Talks Queer Comics with Gaby Dunn

To celebrate Pride month, CBLDF is highlighting creators that are using free expression to tell LGBTQ+ stories with our new Talkin’ Queer Comics series! Check out our first entry in the series, an interview with Gaby Dunn, bestselling author, journalist,…

Celebrate Pride at Your Comic Shop

June is Pride month! Which means it’s the perfect time to celebrate the wealth of great LGBTQ+ comics at your shop. Use these tips to help celebrate Pride at your store! Highlight LGBTQ+ Comics With a Pride Spotlight We live…

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…

CBLDF Creator Chat with Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang

CBLDF is creating resources to fight identity censorship. CBLDF Creator Conversations: Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang is a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity as CBLDF commemorates National Library Week! Watch the full video on the CBLDF YouTube channel and check out the additional resources available…

Check out CBLDF Resources for Top Banned Book Drama

Three main characters from Drama walking across the stage with a purple curtain drawn.

Earlier this week, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom released their annual list of the Top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2019. This marks the fifth year that Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama has made the list.…

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…