Tag: national coalition against censorship

Banned Books Week Warns “Censorship is a Dead End”

The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 3, 2020, announces “Censorship is a Dead End.” Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a proud member of the Banned Books Week Coalition, the group behind the annual celebration…

The Bluest Eye Removed in California

National Coalition Against Censorship brought to light a recent ban on teaching Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye in California’s Colton Joint Unified School District last month, which largely went under the radar not just in national news, but in Colton…

CBLDF Speaks Up for The Walking Dead in Idaho

Last week, CBLDF reported on the removal of the best-selling Walking Dead comics series from an Idaho school. The removal was not the entirety of the removal, as the administration asked students not to bring copies of the work into school…

CBLDF Stands Up for PRIDE in Ohio Libraries!

In response to recent attacks and efforts to suppress Pride events in Ohio libraries, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, National Coalition Against Censorship, PEN America, National Council for Teachers of English, and ACLU of Ohio have issued a statement condemning…

CBLDF Defends Students’ Right to Read in NJ!

Mere weeks after the graphic novel Fun Home was restored in a New Jersey school district, the policy (2530) that ushered in that victory was rewritten to drastically change the power for future decisions and remove all language in support of free…

CBLDF Speaks Out Against Harsh and Discriminatory Punishment of 6th Grader

A sixth-grade student was arrested in Florida after refusing to participate in the pledge of allegiance. The substitute teacher attempted to insist on his participation but the student still abstained, explaining his views that the flag represents racism in America.…

Two New Jersey High Schools Restrict Fun Home

Two High Schools in North Hunterdon-Voorhees School District New Jersey have chosen to restrict access to Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home. Administrators based their decision to examine the best-selling comic on a challenge to at another High School, likely…