[Library Media] Thirteen Reasons Why

Crystal Hansen crystal.hansen at jordandistrict.org
Mon May 15 10:33:54 MDT 2017

I have lots of thoughts---I agree that the Netflix series is more intense
and graphic than the book. The book has been on my high school shelves and
been checked out consistently for the last four years without complaint. I
would strongly hesitate to completely take it off the shelf completely
because of our professional commitment to intellectual freedom. Do you have
a review process in place to review materials when things are challenged?
If not, it might be the time to start one. I know parents and
administrators can put pressure on for things like this, but this book can
be valuable for some students. If you are in a middle school, you may be
able to compromise by keeping it in your office or getting a parent
permission form.

Crystal Hansen
Herriman High School

On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:17 AM, LynnDell Watson <
lynndell.watson at millardk12.org> wrote:

> Hello Heather,
> I have read *Thirteen Reasons Why *by Jay Asher and have watched the
> show.  Many students have also talked to me about the book and the show.
> They are very different from each other.  The show has a lot of anger and
> is much more violent.  The book is very tame compared to the show and I
> suggest that people read the book before making the decision to take it off
> the shelves.  The book has been popular in the Delta High School library
> for years, but more people want to read the book because they have seen the
> show. This has gotten more students reading, which is always a good thing!
> Good Luck,
> LynnDell Watson
> Delta High School Librarian
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:11 AM, Heather Anderson <
> heather.anderson at juabsd.org> wrote:
>> Hi All!
>> I’m meeting with my principal later today and wanted to hear some of your
>> thoughts/opinions on the book Thirteen Reasons Why.  Our superintendent,
>> along with many others I’m sure, has asked that we consider taking the book
>> off the shelf because of all the issues that have surrounded it since the
>> series on Netflix came out.  What are your thoughts?  Is this a book that
>> needs to be taken out of schools?
>> I would love to hear your thoughts on this!  Thanks so much and have a
>> great day!!
>> Heather Anderson
>> Media Specialist
>> Juab High School
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