As passionate supporters of the comics industry and believers in the power of graphic storytelling, CBLDF is proud to announce our newest educational program: the League of Graphic Novel Educators!
Open to all CBLDF members and recruiting teachers, librarians, parents, and community leaders who want to raise readers through graphic novel literacy, the League of Graphic Novel Educators provides rich resources and a deep community to grow readership and build confidence in teaching with graphic novels.
Members of The League of Graphic Novel Educators receive:
- Graphic novel teaching guides for classroom-appropriate graphic novels.
- Invites to League Book Club meetings with hosted, live discussions of strategies to incorporate the book with students.
- Educator webinars exploring topics like social justice through literacy, finding quality books, and working with diverse readers.
- Exclusive access to classroom shareables from graphic novel artists and authors.
- Private, online community forum for sharing ideas and resources.
- Articles, resources, and recommendations throughout the year for common themes, topics, and trends.
- All standards-based and ready to go!
SIGN UP NOW and help spread the word: the League of Graphic Novel Educators wants YOU!
OUR UPCOMING EVENTS:
- 4/23 Webinar: CBLDF Creator Conversations: Mariko Tamaki & Gene Luen Yang Celebrate National Library Week!
- May book club selection: Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (find your copy from one of our retail partners open and serving NOW)
- May 21 League Book Club: exclusive, live book club discussion of Ms. Marvel: No Normal
Celebrate National Library Week Live with Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang
Join celebrated authors Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang for a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity! Renowned for their dedication to encouraging empathy, understanding, and connection in their work, Yang and Tamaki bring a thoughtful and compassionate approach to issues of identity, which sadly has resulted in challenges to both of their work. In this conversation, they’ll discuss how identity censorship affects authors, educators, and readers, along with strategies to counter those attacks. They’ll also dive into their creative processes, discuss the value of creativity in this current moment of crisis, and answer your questions in an interactive Q&A! Participants will receive free tools and resources for teaching utilizing these strategies and the exceptional work of both creators.
Utilize CBLDF’s Free Resources for Remote Learning
CBLDF remains committed to helping parents, educators, and students turn challenges into triumphs in remote learning situations. With the closing of schools and libraries, our nation faces unprecedented obstacles to using traditional learning environments and strategies. As a nonprofit that defends First Amendment rights for the comics community and beyond, CBLDF is devoted to helping educators and librarians incorporate comics into their classrooms and collections. That’s why we have a large variety of existing resources that can be utilized by students, parents, and teachers in any setting to take comics and graphic novels from online or around the house and turn them into exemplary educational opportunities. Click through for resources and tools that can be read online or downloaded for free to set you and your students for success.
CBLDF Resources to Share #ComicsTogether
Find tools, tips, and free resources for using graphic novels at home, in the classroom, and online with your community.
CBLDF is developing resources that we can all use to enjoy #ComicsTogether! This phrase is more than a way to find great ideas for enjoying and sharing comics, it also informs the important role of community in our lives. In the current crisis, staying connected to each other is paramount to reducing stress, increasing happiness and countless more aspects of our lives. It doesn’t matter if we are reading, teaching, sharing, or making #ComicsTogether – in each activity we are supporting each other intellectually and creatively. Comics provide innumerable ways to connect with new and existing communities remotely. Explore #ComicsTogether and find tools for Remote Books Clubs, Making Comics, and more.
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