Category: Features

Remote Retailer Spotlight: Community Engagement

With comic shops closed temporarily across the country, fans are missing the fun of weekly visits to their local comic shops. But many comic book retailers are coming up with cool new ways to stay engaged with their customers during…

Kids, Tweens, Teens: Graphic Novels for Mental Health

Minds and emotions of all ages need tending to! In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, CBLDF has gathered great graphic novels and illustrated texts for kids ages 3 and up. These stories help young people understand their experiences and the experiences…

New to You Comic Book Day and Your Shop

Spring has seen a pause in the release of new comic books. But that doesn’t mean comic shops can’t still celebrate Wednesday as New Comic Book Day. Richard John Early, owner of Paradox Comics-N-Cards, helped create New to You Comic…

CBLDF at Socially Distant Comic Con

Authors Sara Benincasa and Cecil Castellucci are hosting Socially Distant Comic Con, a virtual comic con held on Instagram Live to benefit CBLDF and the BINC Foundation. If you’re missing convention season then head over to Sara’s and Cecil’s Instagrams…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Speak

By Nora Flanagan 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…

CBLDF Creator Chat with Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang

CBLDF is creating resources to fight identity censorship. CBLDF Creator Conversations: Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang is a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity as CBLDF commemorates National Library Week! Watch the full video on the CBLDF YouTube channel and check out the additional resources available…

Check out CBLDF Resources for Top Banned Book Drama

Three main characters from Drama walking across the stage with a purple curtain drawn.

Earlier this week, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom released their annual list of the Top 10 most frequently challenged books of 2019. This marks the fifth year that Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama has made the list.…

Fight Identity Censorship: Spotlight LGBTQ+ Comics at Your Shop

LGBTQ+ content is most frequently targeted by identity censorship. ALA just revealed that 8 of the 10 most banned books of 2019 were challenged because they featured LGBTQ+ characters and themes. This National Library Week CBLDF is creating resources to…

Fight Identity Censorship Today with CBLDF

  Join CBLDF at the front lines of the fight against identity censorship today! Support our work and tell the censors that you can’t ban people for being who they are. Identity censorship, a form of censorship that targets books…