Tag: identity censorship

WATCH NOW! Gender Queer in Virginia Beach: A Case Study

Libby holding a CBLDF flag. Comic text next to her reads Gender QUeer in Virginia Beach: A Case Study with Jeff Trexler and STeven Emmert.

Watch CBLDF’s behind-the-scenes video on their recent victory in Virginia Beach defending Maia Kobabe’s graphic novel Gender Queer: A Memoir from an obscenity charge. CBLDF digital editor Jordan Smith sat down with Kobabe’s co-counsel Steven Emmert and CBLDF’s Jeff Trexler…

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 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 Joins NCAC Statement to Stand Against Censorship in Schools

Three piles stacks of books with smoke rising in the background. It reads The Attack On Books In Schools

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…

Overcoming Identity Censorship One-Sheet

For Pride this month, we wanted to share our resource — Overcoming Identity Censorship. Identity censorship is when a work is challenged based on the identity of the author or the subject matter of the book. LGBTQ+ content is the…

Recoding Censorship — June Membership Meeting

Banner of event title Recoding Censorship. Underneath is the Approved by the Comics Code Authority seal

The Comics Code may be gone, but its specter remains. Our next online event, Recoding Censorship, will examine the changing state of censorship and what it means for comics today. How have challenges to comics in schools and libraries evolved in…

Drama Challenge Leads to Proposed Policy Change

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

Drama is under attack again. After several failed attempts to have the book removed this year, one parent has started a petition to change the book lending policy for the Columbia County School District in Georgia. As reported in The Augusta…

CBLDF Joins Letter Calling on NC School Board to Clarify Policy

A child holding up a picture of themself dressed as a princess.

Last week, CBLDF co-sponsored a letter initiated by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) in support of the book One of a Kind, Like Me/Único como yo written by Laurin Mayeno, with art by Robert Liu-Trujillo. The letter was sent to the…