Join Brad Meltzer’s Banned Books Week Heroes Hangout This Tuesday!

Celebrate Banned Books Week with New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer on Tuesday for CBLDF’s Hangout on Air on Google+!  We’re going to be talking Banned Books Heroes – the people who wrote the challenging books that inspire us, the students and teachers who stand up to censorship, and the characters who make a difference in how we look at the world!  Join the conversation here!

Join Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of The Inner Circle, Identity Crisis, and host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded in an intimate discussion about #bannedbooks  and ask a few questions of your own in our online hangout!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is an American non-profit organization created in 1986 to protect the First Amendment rights of comics creators, publishers, and retailers covering legal expenses.

Every year, people try to take away readers’ power to decide what books are right for themselves or their children by bringing challenges to remove books from libraries. Comic books, graphic novels, and manga are frequently challenged and even banned.  CBLDF assists librarians by providing access to resources and writing letters of support in cases where comics are challenged.  In the past year, CBLDF has opposed several challenges and stands ready to address new ones when they occur. CBLDF is also an active sponsor of Banned Books Week and the Kids Right To Read Project, initiatives that create tools and perform activities that advance the freedom to read. To find out more please visit:

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, as well as the bestsellers The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate and The Book of Lies.

He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel.

His bestselling non-fiction books, Heroes For My Son and Heroes for My Daughter, are collections of heroes – from Jim Henson to Rosa Parks — that he’s been working on since the day his kids were born and is on sale now. He’s also one of the co-creators of the TV show, Jack & Bobby—and is the Eisner Award-winning author of the critically acclaimed comic book, Justice League of America.  His newest thriller is The Fifth Assassin.