‘13 Reasons Why’ Books Temporarily Banned from Colorado School District
Now schools are taking action.
After a sad rash of suicides that led to seven students’ deaths, a Colorado school district has ordered the 13 Reasons Why books be removed from library shelves.
But this decision was met with some controversy of its own.
A few of the district’s librarians have spoken up against the ban, citing it as censorship.
The Hollywood Reporter quotes one anonymous librarian as saying, "Once we start pulling and censoring books for all students as a reactive measure there is no line to which we follow."
Naturally, response has been divisive, with other librarians standing behind the decision to ban the books.
The district’s curriculum director, Leigh Grasso, defended the move saying, "It would be hard for anybody who has dealt with suicide to not have a heightened awareness of things, to perhaps be a little more cautious about things."
Just as the show got picked up for its second season, the books were allowed to live on in the end.
Enough librarians fought the ban to have it overturned only three hours after the books were sanctioned.
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13 Reasons Why Season 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.