Posts Tagged ‘ summer reading ’

9 Great Graphic Novels to Gear Up for Back to School!

August 9, 2019
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9 Great Graphic Novels to Gear Up for Back to School!

As the summer winds down and the excitement of a new school year begins, some parents – plus aunts, uncles, grandparents, and babysitters – may worry about how to get kids/teens in their lives to switch gears back towards academics. Sure, people could enlist a strict regiment of daily algebra and spelling exams, even as they…

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Check Out These LGBTQ+ Comics for Summer

June 28, 2019
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Check Out These LGBTQ+ Comics for Summer

To honor Pride Month, CBLDF aims to highlight resources and comics that celebrate LGBTQ+ characters, content, and creators. Each year the American Library Association releases a list of the most challenged and banned books and comics based on reported challenges, and the majority of that list is challenged for the inclusion of Queer stories and…

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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

May 27, 2019
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Start Summer Reading with Banned and Challenged Comics!

Summer reading is not just for kids. Whether you are lining up beach reads months in advance of vacation or drawn to the allure of an airport bookstore for a last minute treat (and the hope of scoring a secretly signed book), reading is ingrained in the unplugged joys of summer. This summer, make it…

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Start a Book Club with CBLDF’s Help!

April 23, 2019
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Start a Book Club with CBLDF’s Help!

Whether you’re planning activities for Banned Books Week, trying to read more, or looking to engage with others during the spring and summer, there are few things that bring as much joy as starting a comic book club. Check out this post for free resources like handbooks, lists of comics to read, and discussion guides. Handbooks…

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Banned Comics for the End of Summer Reading

August 8, 2018
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Banned Comics for the End of Summer Reading

With the heat on full blast outside, and the thoughts of fall looming, graphic novels can be a great way to relax at the end of the summer. Whether you read solo, with you family, as part of a book club, or aloud to your dog, make sure to add these challenged and banned comics…

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Summer Reading Fun with CBLDF!

July 13, 2018
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Summer Reading Fun with CBLDF!

The initial excitement of summer is over, and while there is still a ways to go, chances are some parents are now hearing the familiar cries of “I’m bored” or stuck in arguments over how much time is spent watching television. Other parents are worried about that summer slip, where good kids get out of…

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Pennsylvania School District Retains Handmaid’s Tale on Summer Reading List

October 3, 2017
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Pennsylvania School District Retains Handmaid’s Tale on Summer Reading List

School district officials in Wyomissing, PA decided last week to keep The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood as an option on a summer reading list for 11th grade Honors English, despite complaints from parents who called the book “obscene” and claimed that it “gives teenage boys sexual ideas about females.” According to a list posted…

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Senator Responds to NCAC Letter Opposed to Chesterfield Censorship

August 11, 2016
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Senator Responds to NCAC Letter Opposed to Chesterfield Censorship

In early August, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in defending several summer reading books that were challenged for “sexually explicit” content in Chesterfield County, Virginia. State Senator Amanda Chase, who has forced her way into the fray by suggesting the librarians who compiled the lists be fired and the books banned, has responded to…

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Freedom to Read in Chesterfield County

August 2, 2016
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Freedom to Read in Chesterfield County

CBLDF yesterday signed on to a letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship to the superintendent and school board in Chesterfield County, Virginia, defending several summer reading books that were challenged for “sexually explicit” content and urging the school district not to adopt warning labels or ratings for books, as some parents have demanded. Although…

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Virginia Lawmaker Demands Warning Labels on Summer Reading Lists

July 25, 2016
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Virginia Lawmaker Demands Warning Labels on Summer Reading Lists

Virginia state senator Amanda Chase is continuing a censorship crusade against certain books in her local school district, now pushing for future summer reading lists to include warnings for parents on books that may be controversial. The concept is similar to a bill that passed through the state assembly earlier this year before it was…

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