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Bill Watch — Idaho HB 666

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Another problematic bill has reared its ugly head in the state of Idaho this winter. First introduced in February, Idaho House Bill 666, a bill that criminalizes librarians (among others), passed the House on Monday. It is now moving on…

Texas Legislators Target Vendors

Last week, Texas state representative Jared Patterson penned a letter to school superintendents across the state. The letter, signed by twenty-six fellow Republican representatives, called on the schools to sign an enclosed pledge. The pledge calls on school officials to “neither knowingly partner…

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…

Join CBLDF for Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students

Unmute yourself with cartoons! Join Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and award-winning editorial cartoonists Ruben Bolling, Clay Jones, and Shannon Wheeler for “Editorial Cartooning: A Workshop for Students” on February 23, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PST. The artists will describe…

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 Comments on Maus Censorship

What does the removal of Art Spiegelman’s Maus from the eighth-grade public school curriculum in McMinn County, Tennessee, mean for the future of comic arts censorship? How should concerned members of the comics community respond? The following are excerpts from…

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…

CBLDF Joins NCAC Statement to Stand Against Censorship in Schools

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NCAC (National Coalition Against Censorship) released a statement today signed by CBLDF and over 600 other organizations, publishers, bookstores, and individuals. The statement condemns the organized attacks occurring across the United States that have targeted books in schools by or…

New Apple Security May Lead to Problems

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Last month, Apple announced new security precautions they are implementing with help from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). These new security precautions will scan images on iPhones and other iOS products and compare them to NCMEC’s…

Last Chance to Participate in the 2021 Comics in Education Survey

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Educators! Have you filled out the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s second annual Comics in Education Survey? The survey will close August 31, 2021. The extended deadline is fast approaching. You can respond to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CBLDF2021. Everyone who completes the survey will…