March 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Comic About Students’ Rights Released Ahead of “March for Our Lives”

CBLDF and the NCAC are publishing a free, downloadable comic by Kai Texel, just in time for National School Walkout on March 14 and the March for Our Lives on March 24.

“Comics Connector” Finds Comics Professionals for School Visits

Launched by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, the Comics Connector features a growing list of comics professionals state by state, as well as in Canada, along with their contact information.

Teaching With Graphic Novels

While graphic novels are increasingly used as teaching tools, their strong imagery can be a double-edged sword.

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YALSA Maker Contest; NAACP Launches Literacy Campaign; Storia Is Streamed | News Bites

August is bursting with industry news: YALSA is looking for submissions for its 2014 Maker Contest; the NAACP and American Urban Radio Networks have joined forces in a reading literacy campaign “NAACP Reads”; Minnesota’s Saint Paul Public Library expands its laptop training and giveaway program.

Tucson School District Approves Mexican American Studies Books

The Tucson, Arizona, school board on Tuesday voted 3-2 to reintroduce seven books by Latino and Native American writers to the curriculum as supplementary classroom materials, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) announced today. The books had been removed from the curriculum two years ago when the district dissolved its acclaimed Mexican American Studies program.