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CBLDF “Banned Books Handbook”

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Gearing up for Banned Books Week (September 21-27), the CBLDF has created a free resource that gives an in-depth list of graphic novels that have been banned along with the reason why. The handbook also explains how to report and fight censorship. This is a perfect tool for both librarians and teachers in preparation for Banned Books Week celebrations.

They have also created discussion guides for educators who would like to use banned comics in their teaching. Each guide includes: synopsis, themes, reason challenged, suggested age range, as well as discussion questions and activities to get students talking about the controversial topics in a thought-provoking way.

Using Graphic Novels in Education

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

CBLDF has an excellent on going series about using graphic novels in common core classrooms. They give in depth break downs of plot, offer teaching/discussion suggestions, and show how the title fulfills common core standards. Find all of the available reviews at CBLDF’s Using Graphic Novels in Education.

Also be sure to check out the webinar on integrating non-fiction graphic novels in common core classrooms led by Dr. Meryl Jaffe (the author of CBLDF’s on going column Using Graphic Novels in Education).