Posts Tagged ‘ national coalition against censorship ’

CBLDF Speaks Up for The Walking Dead in Idaho

July 2, 2019
By
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 to read on their free time, and are contemplating a two-tiered library card system to…

Read more »

CBLDF Stands Up for PRIDE in Ohio Libraries!

June 26, 2019
By
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 House Speaker Larry Householder’s letter pressuring the Ohio Library Council to cancel events.  The statement…

Read more »

CBLDF Defends Students’ Right to Read in NJ!

April 26, 2019
By
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 speech. The new policy removes references to the intellectual freedom, literature reflecting the world we…

Read more »

One Week Left! Get Humble Hot Date Bundle and Support Free Speech!

April 2, 2019
By
One Week Left! Get Humble Hot Date Bundle and Support Free Speech!

Just one week left to pay-what-you-want for $164 of visual novels, dating sims, and suggestive party games! Date a grasshopper, romance an island full of talking cats, travers the beautiful vistas of the American Southwest, and more – all while supporting the important work of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship!…

Read more »

JUST ANNOUNCED! Humble Hot Date Bundle Benefits CBLDF & NCAC!

March 26, 2019
By
JUST ANNOUNCED! Humble Hot Date Bundle Benefits CBLDF & NCAC!

Celebrate free speech with a slew of visual novels in the latest Humble’s latest Hot Date Bundle! Get titles like Just Desserts, Highway Blossoms, and more, for a fraction of the price – all while supporting the important work of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship! Check out the full bundle…

Read more »

Destructive Legislation Explained by Florida Education Defenders

March 19, 2019
By
Destructive Legislation Explained by Florida Education Defenders

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, as proud members of Florida Education Defenders, has released a fact sheet about the devastating new legislation currently in the Florida state legislature. These bills are a blatant attempt from Florida Citizens Alliance to control educational materials and agendas, censor information they oppose politically and leave generations of students worse…

Read more »

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

February 20, 2019
By
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. The substitute told him if he didn’t like it, maybe he should find somewhere else…

Read more »

Two New Jersey High Schools Restrict Fun Home

February 20, 2019
By
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 one that wasn’t held up. Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, co-sponsors of National Coalition Against…

Read more »

Proposed Book Banning Law Defeated in Maine

February 15, 2019
By
Proposed Book Banning Law Defeated in Maine

February 11, 2019, LD 94, a bill proposed in Maine that would criminalize educators for assigning or providing “obscene” materials, was unanimously rejected by the legislative committee. The bill was initially proposed after Representative Amy Arata, discovered her son had been assigned Kafka on the Shore, a critically acclaimed novel by best-selling author Haruki Murakami. The…

Read more »

LGBTQIA Victory in Kansas Library

February 14, 2019
By
LGBTQIA Victory in Kansas Library

  Transgender Kids’ Books Will Remain Accessible According to The Wichita Eagle, the Andover Public Library board of directors has voted – nearly unanimously – to protect the rights of their patrons regardless of age. This is the conclusion of a challenge from one patron back in September to remove LGBTQIA kid books, Lily and Dunkin, I…

Read more »