Posts Tagged ‘ thirteen reasons why ’

Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

April 10, 2018
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Drama Named Among Top 10 Most Banned Books of 2017

For the third time, Raina Telgemeier’s YA classic Drama has been named to the American Library Association’s Most Banned Books list. This week, ALA released their top ten list of most frequently challenged books in 2017. Once again, the list is disproportionately filled with illustrated works. As a partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, CBLDF…

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Kentucky School District Pulls Thirteen Reasons Why from Middle School Curriculum

June 20, 2017
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Kentucky School District Pulls Thirteen Reasons Why from Middle School Curriculum

The school district in Anderson County, Kentucky has pulled Jay Asher’s novel Thirteen Reasons Why from middle school classrooms, despite the fact that it had been approved for instructional use last school year. According to the local newspaper, Superintendent Sheila Mitchell admitted in an email that “the advertisement of the [Netflix] series played a factor…

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Thirteen Reasons Why Author Cites Reader Experiences to Fight Censorship

June 12, 2017
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Thirteen Reasons Why Author Cites Reader Experiences to Fight Censorship

Jay Asher’s young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why, first published 10 years ago, has recently returned to the national spotlight due to this year’s Netflix series based on it–which is both a hit with teens and a source of anxiety for parents and school administrators, who worry that it may glamorize or otherwise encourage suicide.…

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CBLDF Joins Defense of Thirteen Reasons Why in Florida School

May 23, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Defense of Thirteen Reasons Why in Florida School

After a Florida elementary school pre-emptively banned students from bringing personal copies of Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why onto campus, CBLDF yesterday joined with other members of NCAC’s Kids’ Right to Read Project in urging principal Bryan Dolfi to reconsider. After the book was singled out in an email to parents of Stone Lakes Elementary…

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ALA Director Condemns Recent Rash of Attacks on Thirteen Reasons Why

May 19, 2017
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ALA Director Condemns Recent Rash of Attacks on Thirteen Reasons Why

Due to the success of the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why, the novel has faced increased scrutiny nationwide. American Library Association director James LaRue recently addressed the attempts to censor the popular novel. In the past few weeks, Thirteen Reasons Why has been banned from an elementary school in Florida and an entire school district in Colorado, despite…

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Thirteen Reasons Why TV Series Leads to Sudden Scrutiny of Popular Novel

May 10, 2017
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Thirteen Reasons Why TV Series Leads to Sudden Scrutiny of Popular Novel

Ten years after its initial publication, Jay Asher’s young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why is encountering a sudden surge in challenges, bans, and restrictions in schools around the country due to panicked adult backlash against the Netflix series based on it, which met with instant success among teens after its March 31 release. In the…

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