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Keeping Comics in the Curriculum

September 26, 2014
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Keeping Comics in the Curriculum

Once upon a time, students smuggled their favorite comic books into class to distract themselves from their lessons. But today, those students have grown up and taken on teaching positions of their own, and fans of comic books, graphic novels, and art and literature in general have realized that comic books can be used not only…

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Back to School with Comic Books: The CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook

September 5, 2014
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Back to School with Comic Books: The CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook

This year, Banned Books Week will take place September 21-27, and the focus is on comics and graphic novels! The CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook is a free resource that gives you the scoop about banned comics, how to report and fight censorship, and how to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your…

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Back to School with Comic Books: CBLDF Discussion Guides

September 4, 2014
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Back to School with Comic Books: CBLDF Discussion Guides

Given their visual nature, comics are easy targets for would-be censors. CBLDF Discussion Guides are tools that can be used to lead conversations about challenged graphic novels and to help allay misconceptions about comics. CBLDF Discussion Guides can be used by librarians, educators, retailers, or anyone who wants to lead a conversation about a graphic…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Pretty in Ink and Bad Girls

March 31, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Pretty in Ink and Bad Girls

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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Using Graphic Novels in Education: SideScrollers

January 24, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: SideScrollers

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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Remembering MLK: The Silence of Our Friends

January 20, 2014
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Remembering MLK: The Silence of Our Friends

Martin Luther King, Jr., used his right to free speech to fight one of the most important battles in American history, often — and ultimately — at great personal risk. In an era when many thought African Americans should not be afforded the same rights as white Americans, King raised his voice and encouraged others…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Squish

January 10, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Squish

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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Webinar Focuses on the Use of Nonfiction Graphic Novels in the Classroom

December 13, 2013
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Webinar Focuses on the Use of Nonfiction Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Dr. Meryl Jaffe, the author of CBLDF’s Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love to Read! pamphlet and our ongoing Using Graphic Novels in Education column, recently led a webinar entitled “Hitting a Home Run: Integrating Non-Fiction Graphic Novels in Your Lessons to Meet Divergent Student Needs and CCSS.”…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Smile

December 6, 2013
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Smile

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine books that have been targeted by censors and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Boxers & Saints

October 31, 2013
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Boxers & Saints

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine books that have been targeted by censors and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such…

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