When considering the vast number of books in the world, it’s clear that proportionally comics are the most frequently challenged and banned. So CBLDF has created a visual guide that helps you identify, understand, and protect them! Discover the books frequently facing censorship. Hear from the creators themselves as they talk about their own experiences having work banned, including Neil Gaiman, Raina Telgemeier, G. Willow Wilson, and more. Explore fun and educational ideas for hosting Banned Books Week events in your store, school, or library!
Read Banned Comics is a free resource that delves into comics that are challenged, how to report and fight censorship, programming ideas, and more tips to make a celebration of Banned Books Week in your community! CBLDF is an official sponsor of Banned Books Week, and 2018’s theme is Banning Books Silences Stories, a call to action for everyone to stand up against censorship. The annual celebration of the freedom to read will be observed in libraries, schools, bookstores, and other community settings across the nation and the world. The free handbook can be viewed and downloaded below.
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Download the PDF of Read Banned Comics here or flip through the publication below!
CBLDF’s education program is made possible with the support of the Gaiman Foundation and CBLDF’s Corporate Members — ABRAMS, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, BOOM! Studios, comiXology, DCBS, Diamond Comic Distributors, Dark Horse Comics, DC Entertainment, Fakku!, IDW Publishing, Image Comics, Lion Forge, Oni Press, Penguin Random House, Rebellion, ReedPop, Scholastic, SPX, Valiant, the Will & Ann Eisner Family Foundation — and members like you. Thank you!
Banned Books Week is sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, American Booksellers for Free Expression, American Library Association, American Society of Journalists and Authors, Association of American Publishers, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Freedom to Read Foundation, National Association of College Stores, National Coalition Against Censorship, National Council of Teachers of English, PEN American Center, People for the American Way Foundation, and Project Censored.
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