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Breaking Free of Social Programming with Books | CBLDF

Books build understanding! Unfortunately too many adults try to “protect” privileged children and teens from reading about diverse life experiences.

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Ohio Superintendent: Controversial Books Aren’t for Summer Reading | CBLDF

Considering the plethora of challenges and bans of assigned summer reading books we’ve seen this year, one school superintendent’s proposal that controversial books only be read during the school year is somewhat understandable. But who decides what is controversial?

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Django Unchained Prints! Get them here!

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A-MAZING new auction item in our eBay store, courtesy of Matt Groening and ABRAMS Comicarts. The Simpsons Family History, signed and sketched upon by the man himself! Start your bidding here.

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Indian State Allows Pre-Emptive Arrest for Online Obscenity, Copyright Violations

In the state of Karnataka in southern India, Minority Report has come true. Actually, the state’s so-called Goondas Act–an umbrella law covering offenses from bootlegging to gambling–has long allowed police to put habitual offenders in “preventive custody” for up to a year before they offend again. But just this month Karnataka’s government expanded the law even further to make it cover copyright violations and “digital offenses” such as sharing material deemed obscene or blasphemous.

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Tell Us About Your Banned Books Week Plans! | CBLDF

Tumblrarians, retailers, educators! This is a call for public Banned Books Week events, which we will promote on cbldf.org. Please send details to betsy.gomez@cbldf.org, and don’t forget to also tell ALA.

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Django Unchained Prints! Get them here!

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Buffy available on our eBay store!

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New titles have been added to HarperCollins’ Humble Bookperk Bundle benefiting CBLDF! Check it out here.

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Available at on our eBay Store! Evil Edition Scott Pilgrim Volume One Signed By Bryan Lee O’Malley! Support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by getting a cool book!