Thirteen Reasons Why — YA Book Club

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Our September YA Book Club meeting was in celebration of Banned Books Week.  We discussed Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why, a powerful novel about high school bullying and suicide.  The book was released in 2007, and since has been banned from schools for being “unsuitable for the targeted age group,” containing offensive language, sexually explicit […]

BANNED BOOKS — BEWARE: you may be subjected to an awesome story

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by Elizabeth Chyn (teen) and Jane Gov (librarian) So you might have noticed a variety of displays cropping up in your local library, bookstore, or school about BANNED BOOKS.  You might wonder what does this mean, what are banned books, where have they been banned, and for what reason?   Celebrate with us!  It’s Banned […]