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CBLDF Joins Defense of Eleanor & Park

May 9, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Eleanor & Park

CBLDF has joined the Kids’ Right to Read Project in defending Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park, which has been removed from classrooms in Vinton County High School in Ohio. CBLDF is a sponsor of KRRP. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the…

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Ohio Middle School Student Suspended for Death Note Cosplay Prop

March 24, 2016
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Ohio Middle School Student Suspended for Death Note Cosplay Prop

An Ohio middle school student’s Death Note cosplay was a little too authentic for school officials, who recently suspended her for three days after a teacher found her prop “death list” notebook with other students’ names inside. The girl was dressed as Light Yagami for Fandom Day at Lakewood Middle School in Hebron. In the…

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CBLDF Signs on to Protest Ohio Ban of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

November 19, 2015
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CBLDF Signs on to Protest Ohio Ban of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

For the second time in two months, CBLDF yesterday joined with other organizational members of the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter of protest to a school district that banned Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close from the curriculum without following its own challenge policy. This…

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Censorship 2014: Summer Reading Under Attack

December 31, 2014
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Since most of the challenges and bans that we cover happen in schools, the summers have typically been slow news months for us in past years. So, naturally this year we took notice when challenge after challenge to books that had been assigned as summer reading popped up across the country. Collectively, this new and…

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Ohio School District Considers Challenge to Freedom Writers Diary

October 28, 2014
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Ohio School District Considers Challenge to Freedom Writers Diary

The Parkway Local School District in northwest Ohio last week formed a committee to consider a challenge to the collaborative memoir The Freedom Writers Diary after the father of a high school freshman asked that it be banned from classrooms. Although the district is following its review policy regarding challenges, the book is currently suspended…

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