Posts Tagged ‘ LGBTQ+ characters ’

Check Out These LGBTQ+ Comics for Summer

June 28, 2019
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Check Out These LGBTQ+ Comics for Summer

To honor Pride Month, CBLDF aims to highlight resources and comics that celebrate LGBTQ+ characters, content, and creators. Each year the American Library Association releases a list of the most challenged and banned books and comics based on reported challenges, and the majority of that list is challenged for the inclusion of Queer stories and…

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Adding My Brother’s Husband to Your Library or Classroom

June 27, 2019
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Adding My Brother’s Husband to Your Library or Classroom

Gengoroh Tagame’s award-winning manga series My Brother’s Husband (Japanese: Otōto no Otto) has been hailed by critics and creators all over the world as a fascinating look at family, homophobia, cultural differences, and grief. Serialized in Japan from 2014 to 2017, the series was published in the U.S., translated by the acclaimed and talented Anne Ishii, in two omnibuses…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

June 19, 2019
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the…

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Adding Lumberjanes to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 14, 2019
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Adding Lumberjanes to Your Library or Classroom Collection

This article offers resources for adding the first volume of Lumberjanes to a classroom, curriculum, or library. It also outlines information important in case the work is challenged. The series is an award-winning series that features great LGBTQ+ characters and a vast selection of positive fem… Hardcore Lady Type characters. Surprisingly, Lumberjanes is not loudly challenged or banned, perhaps through of…

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Pick up LGBTQ+ Manga to Kick off Pride!

June 7, 2019
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Pick up LGBTQ+ Manga to Kick off Pride!

Due to continued stigma against the LGBTQ+ community in Japan, there are few out mangaka, despite a plethora of queer content. For pride month, here are four out and proud Japanese voices for you to check out. My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi Nagata Kabi’s work is no stranger to the CBLDF blog, if…

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Drama Survives Ban in Ottawa Catholic Schools

January 17, 2019
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Drama Survives Ban in Ottawa Catholic Schools

Raina Telgemeier’s critically acclaimed graphic novel Drama has survived another attempt to ban it, this time in Ottawa Catholic Elementary Schools. CBC News reported on January 15 that they were shown emails ordering librarians at all Ottawa Catholic School Board elementary schools to remove the best-selling graphic novel after parents complained about the LGBTQ content…

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Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

June 29, 2018
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Adding LGBTQIA+ Comics to Your Classroom or Library

As June comes to a close, we’ve compiled a list of comics that have LGBTQIA+ content and creators for which we have developed resources for educators and librarians. Many of these books are frequently banned or challenged. To get signed copies of some of these works, and so many more comics about LGBTQIA+ characters and from LGBTQIA+…

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Celebrate LGBTQ+ Characters With Signed Batwoman, Wicked & Divine, Love & Rockets, and More!

June 21, 2018
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Celebrate LGBTQ+ Characters With Signed Batwoman, Wicked & Divine, Love & Rockets, and More!

Celebrate Pride Month with excellent graphic novels featuring LGBTQ+ characters, including Batwoman by Rucka & Williams, signed by Greg Rucka & J.H. Williams III; Batwoman: Hydrology, signed by J.H. Williams III; Wicked & Divine Books One and Two, signed by Kieron Gillen; Love & Rockets Library: Maggie the Mechanic and The Girl From H.O.P.P.E.R.S., signed by Jaime Hernandez; Runaways by Vaughan & Alphona Omnibus, signed by Brian K.…

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