Posts Tagged ‘ Raina Telgemeier ’

Adding Drama to Your Library or Classroom Collection

June 19, 2015
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Adding Drama to Your Library or Classroom Collection

In 2014, Raina Telgemeier’s Drama made the American Library Association’s top 10 list of frequently challenged books due to a ban at Chapel Hill Elementary School in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The specific reason for the ban has not been publicly confirmed, but we can hazard a guess based on a small but vocal minority of online…

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Get Ready for Comic-Con with Raina Telgemeier at the San Diego Central Library!

June 5, 2015
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Get Ready for Comic-Con with Raina Telgemeier at the San Diego Central Library!

Raina Telgemeier, the best-selling author of Smile, Sisters, and Drama is coming to the San Diego Central Library, in downtown San Diego, on Tuesday, July 7 at 6:00 PM for “An Evening With Raina,” a free event to help you get ready for Comic-Con International!  Raina’s all-ages graphic novels have delighted readers of all ages! Come hear…

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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Elementary School

May 5, 2015
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Children’s Book Week Spotlight: More Books for Kids in Elementary School

Happy Children’s Book Week! The 2015 edition of Children’s Book Week launched on Saturday on Free Comic Book Day, and now that kids around the country have gotten a taste of comics, we want to recommend a few more! In this edition of CBLDF’s week-long feature, we have some suggestions for readers in Grades 4-6.…

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In Stores Now: Latest Edition of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!

April 29, 2015
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Raising a Reader

With Free Comic Book Day coming up, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is delighted that the latest edition of our proven resource, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read! is in stores today! With more than 80,000 copies in print, Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

April 24, 2015
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Drama

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…

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What Do We Know About the Frequently Challenged Comics of 2014?

April 17, 2015
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What Do We Know About the Frequently Challenged Comics of 2014?

Following the news that comics made up almost a third of the books on the American Library Association’s Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books for 2014, we did a bit of investigating for more information on the challenges that landed Persepolis, Drama, and Saga on the list. Marjane Satrapi’s acclaimed graphic memoir Persepolis came…

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Three Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2014

April 13, 2015
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Three Graphic Novels Among ALA’s Ten Most Challenged Books of 2014

Graphic novels made a big splash in 2014, including first ever Caldecott and Newbery honors. But they also made their way into one of the places we hate to see them most: ALA’s 2014 Top Ten List of Frequently Challenged Books. This week is National Library Week, and along with the celebration of libraries, we also…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 11: Brian Heater

March 25, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 11: Brian Heater

In this episode, we speak to Brian Heater — journalist, podcaster, comic critic, and all-around big thinker when it comes to comics, comic art, and the comic industry. Check out Brian’s regular podcast, RIYL, at http://riylcast.tumblr.com/ We discuss: Scott McCloud’s The Sculptor, Roz Chast, Charlie Hebdo, tablets, Raina Telgemeier, comics journalism, and much more. In…

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Women Who Changed Free Expression: Banned/Challenged and Pre-Code

March 13, 2015
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Women Who Changed Free Expression: Banned/Challenged and Pre-Code

Happy Women’s History Month! All through March, we’ll be celebrating women who changed free expression in comics. This week we spotlight some creators whose work has been most frequently banned and challenged, plus a few who started out in the Pre-Code Era. Follow our Tumblr every weekday for biographical snippets on female creators who have…

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Strong Showing For Comics In Children’s Choice Book Awards!

February 19, 2015
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Strong Showing For Comics In Children’s Choice Book Awards!

Every Child a Reader (ECAR) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) have announced the finalists in the eighth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards (CCBA), the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens. Comics showed strongly in the finalist group, including nods for CBLDF board member Jennifer L.…

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