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Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book Three

July 31, 2017
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: March: Book Three

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 use of…

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Parent Group Demands Changes or Cancellation for Illinois High School’s Civil Rights Seminar Day

February 17, 2017
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Parent Group Demands Changes or Cancellation for Illinois High School’s Civil Rights Seminar Day

Some parents in the northern suburbs of Chicago are complaining that an innovative all-day seminar on civil rights at New Trier High School will be “biased, unbalanced, [and] divisive.” Award-winning authors Andrew Aydin and Colson Whitehead are scheduled to speak at the seminar on February 28, but a parent pressure group wants the event cancelled…

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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

January 16, 2017
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Celebrate MLK and the Civil Rights Movement with Comics

As we recognize Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrate his legacy today, one way we can explore his contributions to civil rights is by reading comics. Whether you’re a comics fan looking for a way to learn more about Dr. King or a teacher looking for books to use in your classroom, there are graphic novels that…

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John Lewis to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Free Expression

December 30, 2016
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John Lewis to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award for Free Expression

Hard on the heels of receiving the first-ever National Book Award for a comic, Congressman John Lewis will get yet another landmark honor in 2017: the Lifetime Achievement Award for Free Expression from the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The annual Free Expression Awards recognize individuals who “have taken personal or professional risks in sharing critical…

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March Book Three Wins National Book Award

November 17, 2016
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March Book Three Wins National Book Award

Last night, Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell took home the National Book Award in young people’s literature for March Book Three, the first time that a graphic novel has been awarded the honor. March Book Three is the concluding volume of Congressman Lewis’s first-hand account of the Civil Rights Movement and his experience…

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On MLK Day, Explore Civil Rights and Black History Through Graphic Novels

January 19, 2015
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On MLK Day, Explore Civil Rights and Black History Through Graphic Novels

Today we celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For educators, librarians and parents looking for an accessible way to help young people explore the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of slavery in American history, we’ve gathered together some topical Using Graphic Novels in Education columns by Meryl Jaffe. Using…

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Graphic Novels, Challenged Books Score Big in ALA Awards

January 28, 2014
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Graphic Novels, Challenged Books Score Big in ALA Awards

The American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards for 2014 were presented at the organization’s Midwinter Conference yesterday, and we were pleased to see challenged books and graphic novels figuring prominently among them! The complete roundup of winners and runners-up (Honor Books) is here, but here are a few we’re particularly excited about here at CBLDF:…

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