Tag: office for intellectual freedom

CBLDF Leads Coalition to Protect the First Amendment Rights of Editorial Cartoonist

CBLDF is leading a coalition protesting the removal of a cartoon satirizing President Donald Trump by Pulitzer Prize–winning editorial cartoonist Nick Anderson from the online marketplace Redbubble. The removal arises from a meritless complaint by the Trump re-election campaign. The…

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…

Drama’s 5th Year on ALA’s Most Banned & Challenged List

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF) released their annual list of most frequently challenged and banned books of 2019 and once again Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama is included in the Top 10. This is Drama’s fifth year as one of the most challenged…

Dapier Receives Intellectual Freedom Award for Persepolis Research

Jarrett Dapier, the library science scholar whose Freedom of Information Act Request helped to uncover the truth about Chicago Public Schools administrators’ 2013 effort to ban Persepolis from classrooms and libraries, is receiving some well-earned recognition from the American Library…

ALA Objects to Proposed Flagging of Books from Banned/Challenged Lists

Amidst the can of worms opened up when the Dallas-area Highland Park Independent School District recently suspended and then reinstated seven books on approved reading lists, it is important not to overlook one particularly alarming practice. Currently the district is…

New Challenges Expected for The Giver

With the recent release of the film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s 1993 young adult novel The Giver, free speech groups are bracing for a resurgence of challenges to one of the most frequently targeted books of the 1990s. Last week…