Posts Tagged ‘ kids’ right to read ’

CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Challenged Book in MN School District

December 3, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Challenged Book in MN School District

CBLDF has joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project and other freedom to read advocates to defend Gayle Forman’s Just One Day in a Minnesota 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 more…

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CBLDF Joins Call to Restore Paper Towns in Pasco County

July 1, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Call to Restore Paper Towns in Pasco County

Following last week’s news that John Green’s Paper Towns was removed from a summer reading list in Pasco County, Florida without due process, CBLDF yesterday joined a coalition calling on the school district to restore the book and to follow its own policies for dealing with challenges to materials. When a parent emailed a Pasco…

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Watch the Google+ Hangout Featuring Cory Doctorow!

June 20, 2014
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Watch the Google+ Hangout Featuring Cory Doctorow!

Yesterday, free speech lovers around the country got to join Cory Doctorow, author of the novel Little Brother, for a Google+ Hangout on Air discussing the importance of fighting censorship and the value of Banned Books Week. CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein moderated the lively discussion. Nanette Perez, Program Officer of the American Library Association’s…

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Florida School’s Cancelling Little Brother Assignment Causes Big First Amendment Concerns

June 9, 2014
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Florida School’s Cancelling Little Brother Assignment Causes Big First Amendment Concerns

In a letter sent today (below), members of the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project expressed concerns over the cancellation of Cory Doctorow’s novel Little Brother, as the assigned text for Booker T. Washington High School’s school-wide summer reading program. The letter points out that “the book was selected after an extensive process…

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Make A Difference: NCAC Seeks Program Associate For Youth Free Expression Work!

April 2, 2014
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Make A Difference: NCAC Seeks Program Associate For Youth Free Expression Work!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a sponsoring partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, an effort founded and supervised by the National Coalition Against Censorship as part of its Youth Free Expression Project. NCAC is currently seeking a new Program Associate to coordinate that project. The full job description and details are…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (Again)

February 12, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian (Again)

It’s a miracle if a week goes by without a challenge to Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Unfortunately, the novel has been challenged once again, this time in Sweet Home, Oregon. CBLDF has joined the CBLDF-sponsored Kid’s Right to Read Project in defending the novel, whose fate will be decided…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Book Rating Proposals in Pennsylvania, Virginia

January 16, 2014
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposing Book Rating Proposals in Pennsylvania, Virginia

This week, CBLDF joined the other sponsoring members of the Kids’ Right to Read Project to support students’ and teachers’ free expression rights in two separate but similar cases that would restrict the right to read. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and…

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The Color Purple Remains in North Carolina Classrooms

January 6, 2014
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The Color Purple Remains in North Carolina Classrooms

Throughout December, a parent in Brunswick County, North Carolina, waged a war against Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple. That war has been lost with the recent decision by the school board to retain the book in 11th and 12th grade advanced placement courses. CBLDF joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

December 20, 2013
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Defending Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

For the last month, a parent in Brunswick County, North Carolina, has been waging a war against Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple. CBLDF has joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project to send a letter in support of the book. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like this one…

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Book Challenges on the Rise in 2013

December 19, 2013
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Book Challenges on the Rise in 2013

2013 saw a significant increase in book challenges, especially in the last quarter: CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project just released a press release announcing a three-fold increase in challenges over the last three months, and a greater than 50% increase in challenges over all of 2013. Fortunately, the involvement of KRRP, CBLDF, and other…

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