Banned Book Discussion at Scotch Plains Public Library
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 • 1:09pm
Banned Books Week, a week designated to celebrate everyone’s right to read and to access information, is September 22-28. On Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30pm, the library will host a discussion of Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher.
The novel follows Clay, a high school student, as he listens to cassette tapes left behind by a classmate who has committed suicide, recounting the events that led to her death.
In 2008, it was named to the Best Books for Young Adults list by the Young Adult Library Services Association. After stirring up much emotion and controversy, it was the third most challenged book in 2012, according the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom.
This program is free and open to adults and older teens. Those interested in attending and reserving a copy of the book are encouraged to register through the library’s website, by phone at 908-322-5007 x204 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.