13 Reasons Why may be a 10-year-old novel, but thanks to Netflix’s TV adaptation, the book is now facing new challenges.
Mesa County Valley School District in Colorado issued an order to remove Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why from school bookshelves on April 28. But after protests from librarians, who claimed the ban was censorship, the order was retracted, three hours after being issued.
The order was issued after seven students sadly died by suicide in the Colorado school district.
While there’s nothing to suggest that any of the suicides were linked to reading or watching 13 Reasons Why, the district pulled the book from shelves preemptively due to the sensitive and triggering content. Read more…