Celebrate Diversity with CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Events!

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during events in Portland, Las Vegas, and Ohio! Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. • U.S. Bank Room – Central Library 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, ...

Now Available: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2016!

Banned Books Week is happening September 25 – October 1, and CBLDF is delighted to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook to help you celebrate! A resource anyone can use to plan a Banned Books Week celebration in their community, the handbook features a gorgeous cove ...

Now Available: CBLDF Defender #7!

CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the seventh issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings ...

Get Ready for Banned Books Week!

It’s Labor Day, a celebration of America’s workers and the unofficial end of the summer and start of the school year. It also means we’re only three weeks way from the annual celebration of the right to read, Banned Books Week! Join the fun September 25 – October 1, 2016, at ...

CBLDF Presents: Liberty Softcover Now Available!

The CBLDF Presents: Liberty softcover is now available on our online store! Support our mission to protect the First Amendment by ordering a copy of this captivating compilation, featuring cover artwork by Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell, Wormwood)! If you’re looking for something a ...

CBLDF Announces 2016 Membership Incentives, Featuring Art by CRAIG THOMPSON!

CBLDF's work defending the right to read is more important than ever. But we can’t do it without your support! When you join CBLDF in 2016, we’ll thank you with the best incentives in the free speech community, including member exclusives with stunning art by acclaimed cartoonist Craig Thompson!

Radio Free Comix: The CBLDF Podcast

In support of our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ...

CBLDF Protects The First Amendment!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium. Our work takes us into courtrooms, classrooms, conventions and libraries all over the United States where we provide legal aid, education, and advocacy to protect th ...

Celebrate Diversity with CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Events!

September 23, 2016
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Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF during events in Portland, Las Vegas, and Ohio! Monday, September 26, 6:00 p.m. • U.S. Bank Room – Central Library 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland, OR  97205 Banned Books: Diversity, Inclusion & Respect Why...

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MacArthur “Genius Grants” Recognize Sequential Artists

September 23, 2016
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MacArthur “Genius Grants” Recognize Sequential Artists

In the midst of his two-year term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, American Born Chinese creator Gene Luen Yang got another major honor this week: a MacArthur Fellowship, more commonly known as the “genius award.” The five-year, $625,000 no-strings-attached grant is...

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Get Signed Banned Books From CBLDF!

September 23, 2016
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Get Signed Banned Books From CBLDF!

Celebrate Banned Books Week by getting your own copies of banned and challenged classics signed by their creators from CBLDF! Banned Books Week begins on Sunday, September 25th! Help us protect valuable and diverse comics by donating to receive some of our fantastic featured items! We’re proud to offer signed copies of banned classics 

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PEN America Report Analyzes Challenges for Diverse Youth Literature

September 22, 2016
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PEN America Report Analyzes Challenges for Diverse Youth Literature

Banned Books Week 2016 starts this Sunday, and this year’s theme celebrates diversity! A high proportion of frequently challenged and banned books are by or about people of color or LGBTQ individuals. In advance of the annual celebration of the freedom...

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CBLDF Resources: Banned Comics Case Studies

September 22, 2016
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CBLDF Resources: Banned Comics Case Studies

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1, which means you still have time to plan your Banned Books Week event! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF resources, including our Banned and Challenged...

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Texas School Board Stands Ground on Sixth Grade Required Reading

September 22, 2016
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The school board in Argyle, Texas, is standing their ground regarding two required reading titles despite a small number of parents asserting that the books are not age-appropriate and tackle tough concepts best discussed at home. The books in question, Andy Mulligan’s Trash and Francesco D’Adamo’s Iqbal, became the center of debate during Monday’s school board meeting...

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CBLDF Resources: Using Graphic Novels in Education

September 21, 2016
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CBLDF Resources: Using Graphic Novels in Education

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1, which means you still have time to plan your Banned Books Week event! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF resources, including our regular column, Using Graphic Novels...

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Humble Launches New “Forbidden” Books Bundle in Honor of Banned Books Week to Benefit CBLDF!

September 21, 2016
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Humble Launches New “Forbidden” Books Bundle in Honor of Banned Books Week to Benefit CBLDF!

Humble Bundle is proud to announce the Humble Book Bundle: Forbidden Books supporting Banned Books Week. This limited digital promotion is offered in support of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a member of the Banned Books Week Coalition. The bundle includes banned, challenged, or just plain controversial...

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ACLU Sues Idaho Over Speech-Chilling Liquor Law

September 21, 2016
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ACLU Sues Idaho Over Speech-Chilling Liquor Law

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho regarding an antiquated law that bans “sexually suggestive art” in establishments that serve alcohol. A cinema in neighboring Utah filed suit over a similar law there in May after the state threatened...

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CBLDF Resources: Publications

September 20, 2016
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CBLDF Resources: Publications

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1, which means you still have time to plan your Banned Books Week event! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF resources, including our print and online publications! ...

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CBLDF Resources: CBLDF Comics Connector

September 19, 2016
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CBLDF Resources: CBLDF Comics Connector

Banned Books Week starts this Sunday and runs through October 1, which means you still have time to plan your Banned Books Week event! Celebrate the freedom to read and this year’s theme of diversity with CBLDF resources, including the CBLDF Comics Connector! ...

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Support CBLDF and Gear Up For Banned Books Week!

September 16, 2016
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Support CBLDF and Gear Up For Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week begins next Sunday, September 25, and you can wear your support for free speech with some of our quality apparel! We are currently offering “I Read Banned Comics” t-shirts and Comics Code Authority pins and patches! We are also offering kits and bundles that include the...

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Teachers and Librarians Praise Benefits of Comics for Kids

September 16, 2016
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Teachers and Librarians Praise Benefits of Comics for Kids

With teachers and students across the country getting into the swing of the new school year, Publishers Weekly recently took an in-depth look at the seemingly endless advantages of incorporating comics into the K-12 curriculum,...

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D.C. Launches Banned Book Scavenger Hunt

September 16, 2016
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In celebration of this year’s Banned Book Week, the Washington D.C. public library system has organized a “UNCENSORED banned books” scavenger hunt and is encouraging readers to get out and find free copies of books that at one point or another had been hidden from the public eye. From banned classics like The Catcher in the...

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THIS WEEKEND: CBLDF Has Signings, Debuts, and More in Store for SPX!

September 15, 2016
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THIS WEEKEND: CBLDF Has Signings, Debuts, and More in Store for SPX!

This weekend, comics fans converge in Bethesda, Maryland, for the Small Press Expo, the annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at table W84-87 with books and signings by Jeffrey Brown, Charles Burns, Ben Hatke, and Faith Erin Hicks! CBLDF will have...

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