The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – which is every bit as cool an operation as you're no doubt imagining – has produced a great handbook to support this year's Banned Books Week focus on comics and graphic novels.
The 16-page PDF document lists how and why comics and graphic novels have faced attack – by challenge and in some cases outright banning – in public and school libraries, as well as a list of some of the most frequently-attacked comics and graphic novels.
It also spells out the ways in which you can get involved to protect the freedom to read – which is what the whole thing is about. It's a great starting point.
Check it out.
And please join our Banned Books Week 2014 Read-Out to find out more about activities and resources for this week to enjoy audio or video readings from banned books, comic books, or graphic novels -- and, if you're so inclined (and we hope you are), to upload your own reading from your favorite banned book.