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2018 Banned Books Week Handbook Has Arrived!

September 19, 2018
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2018 Banned Books Week Handbook Has Arrived!

BANNED BOOKS WEEK IS HERE — CELEBRATE WITH NEW HANDBOOK! Coalition Offers Free Publication to Support Annual Celebration of the Right to Read New York City, New York, September 19, 2018 — Banned Books Week kicks off on Sunday, and the Banned Books Week Coalition is celebrating with the CELEBRATE BANNED BOOKS WEEK HANDBOOK, a…

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Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

August 22, 2018
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Yes, Comic Books are “Real Reading”

Lucas Maxwell posted a great (and friendly) reminder the other day, that even though comics are enjoying mainstream popularity on television and at the local multiplex, many parents and teachers still think reading graphic novels don’t really count as reading. They aren’t real books. As though Watchmen is easily equated with The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

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Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

March 20, 2018
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Last Days to Help CBLDF & Your Local Library!

Libraries are amazing! Comic books are amazing! But for, well essentially, forever they haven’t been able to work out their differences. When you want to check out Promethea – do you look under the author, Alan Moore? The illustrators, J.H. Williams III & Mick Gray? What if you’re just trying to see if there’s a…

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CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

March 2, 2018
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CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has partnered with graduate students at University of Washington iSchool to figure out how everyone finds comic books (or doesn’t) in their local libraries. With this quick survey we can improve the way…

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Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

February 16, 2018
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Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind, graduate students at University of Washington iSchool have put together a quick survey to improve how we find comic books in libraries. Our library system is amazing, but together we can make it even better. Are you a librarian…

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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

December 7, 2017
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ALA Members Establish Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

Comics and the librarians who love them will soon have a more stable home within the American Library Association, thanks to the establishment of a Graphic Novels & Comics in Libraries Round Table which will have a budget for programming, resource development, and other initiatives. The Round Table represents the next step in the evolution…

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Library Displays Cause Controversy

October 20, 2017
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Library Displays Cause Controversy

Displays at libraries in Texas and Maryland have caused furor in their respective communities. In June, the Temple Public Library in Temple, Texas, spotlighted Pride Month with two displays: a rainbow decorated bulletin board that was displayed throughout the month and a table with informational sheets and books on LGBTQIA themes that was set up…

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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Race

September 28, 2016
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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Race

Happy Banned Books Week! In this series, we compile a list of comics that have diverse content and creators for which we have developed resources. For this column, we take a look at comics that deal with racial issues and feature racially diverse characters and creators. CBLDF hasn’t had to deal with overtly racist attacks…

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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Religion

September 28, 2016
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Diverse Comics for Classrooms and Libraries: Religion

Happy Banned Books Week! In this series, we compile a list of comics that have diverse content and creators for which we have developed resources. For this column, we take a look at comics that depict diverse religions or have been banned and challenged for religious reasons. The First Amendment doesn’t just protect speech—it also guarantees freedom…

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Oklahoma Man Claims Library Promo Image Violates Religious Freedom

September 2, 2016
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Oklahoma Man Claims Library Promo Image Violates Religious Freedom

An Oklahoma man has publicly objected to a promotional photo from his local library system that shows a Muslim woman wearing hijab and reading a book. Norman resident Chad Grensky alleges that the photo is an unconstitutional endorsement of one religion over others, even though it is just a small part of the Pioneer Library System’s…

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