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Be Heard’s Resonate Message Goes Viral!

March 19, 2018
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Be Heard’s Resonate Message Goes Viral!

Last week, reporters and social media advocates showed up en masse to help #StudentsBeHeard by spreading the word about CBLDF’s powerful new students’ rights resource created with National Coalition Against Censorship by cartoonist Kai Texel.  From thousands of supportive posts, tweets, and retweets to dozens of thoughtful, generous articles from venues including Teen Vogue, The…

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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

February 12, 2018
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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

Today, the beloved YA author, free speech advocate, kick-ass feminist, and all around amazing human being, Judy Blume turned 80. Blume has sold more than 80 million books worldwide, written over twenty best selling novels, and essentially created the space between children’s and adult literature (YA was not a category that was around when she…

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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

January 20, 2017
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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

In a recent article, The New York Times contributor Perri Klass notes that introducing banned books into children’s reading time can provide two valuable learning opportunities: the opportunity to discuss the content of the books themselves and a broader discussion about why that content might be perceived as controversial. Klass included some recommended banned reading in…

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Judy Blume on “Cuckoo” Censorship Crusade

September 22, 2015
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Popular children and YA author Judy Blume has long been an advocate for kids’ right to read, and she is speaking out again about how ridiculous some parental censorship crusades have gotten in recent years. “Parents are getting cuckoo,” she said in an interview with Seth Meyers on Friday’s Late Night Show. Blume, who has…

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Banned Books Quotes to Inspire You!

September 1, 2015
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Banned Books Week is coming, and The Guardian has collected some quotes from authors, novels, and activists meant to inspire you to stand up for the right to read! One of the biggest obstacles faced by educators and authors is the protection of their students and fans’ right to read. From book bans to book…

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Neil Gaiman, Robie Harris, Judy Blume, and More Hit the Red Carpet for NCAC

November 11, 2014
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Last week, author and comics creator (and CBLDF Advisory Board co-chair!) Neil Gaiman and 39 other honorees were awarded the title of 2014 Free Speech Defender by the National Collation Against Censorship. On November 3rd, during a gala New York City, NCAC celebrated their 40th Anniversary and 40 years of free speech by honoring those…

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9 Banned Books Week Quotes

September 26, 2014
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9 Banned Books Week Quotes

As Banned Books Week nears its end, it’s important to remember that the fight against censorship doesn’t end with it. These quotes serve as a reminder of how insidious censorship is and how people should celebrate — and defend — the freedom to read throughout the year! We need your help to keep fighting for…

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Judy Blume: Let Kids Choose What They Read

June 5, 2014
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Judy Blume: Let Kids Choose What They Read

After more than 40 years in the business, beloved children’s and YA author Judy Blume knows both young readers and the censorious impulses of some adults very well. Speaking recently at the annual Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts in Wales, she had a message for parents: trust your kids to judge what they…

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