Tag: school censorship

PEN Report Reveals All Graphic Novels Banned in the Last Nine Months

April ushered in two important reports on censorship in the past year. The American Library Association released its report on the “Top 10 Challenged Books,” and PEN America released its report “Banned in the USA: Rising School Book Bans Threaten…

House Committee on Oversight to Hold Hearing on Book Bans

Book challenges and bans have been sweeping the nation at an alarming rate over the past two years. With the release of the American Library Association’s State of America’s Libraries Report yesterday, we now have an equally alarming set of data about…

Bill Watch — Update on HB 666

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New information came to light recently regarding Idaho’s House Bill 666, supporting the fact that two graphic novels, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel and Gender Queer: A Memoir by Maia Kobabe, were targeted by the legislation. HB…

Jeff Trexler and the Freedom To Read on the More To Come Podcast

CBLDF interim director Jeff Trexler appears in the latest episode of Publishers Weekly comic podcast, More To Come. In episode 506: “The CBLDF and the Right to Read,” host Calvin Reid sat down with Trexler to discuss the rise in book bannings and…

CBLDF and NCAC Present — How to Fight Book Bans: Student Strategies

Join us on February 28, 2022 at 8:00 pm ET for an interactive strategy session to discuss the current attacks on books in schools and learn how you can defend the right to read in your community and beyond. Meet authors, free expression…

CBLDF Book Challenge Roundup

As projected, these first two months of 2022 have proven to be busy as book challenges continue. We have been working to stop censorship both publicly and privately. Last month, Maus made national news when a Tennessee school district removed it from…

CBLDF at the Alamo Drafthouse — Free Screening and Panel

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Houston-area residents prepare for a double-feature! This Wednesday, February 9, at 7:30 PM, the Alamo Drafthouse in Katy, Texas, will be hosting a free screening of Michelle Mower’s The Never List, followed by a panel discussion about the recent wave of book…

Bill Watch — Oklahoma Senate Bill 1142

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New legislation was introduced today in Oklahoma that targets books in schools and will strengthen censors in the state. Senate Bill 1142, written by State Senator Rob Standridge, gives a single parent the authority to remove books from schools and allow…