Video: Missed It? Interview: Jay Asher Discusses Why ‘Thirteen Reasons’ Is Banned

In honor of BANNED BOOK WEEK, Jay Asher, author of the very popular and frequently challenged book THIRTEEN REASONS WHY joins us to discuss why his book is banned and answer viewers questions.  Kim Alexander is the moderator.
About Thirteen Reasons Why
Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Thirteen-Reasons-Why-CoverInside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker – his classmate and crush – who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and learns the truth about himself-a truth he never wanted to face.

Thirteen Reasons Why is the gripping, addictive international bestseller that has changed lives the world over. It’s an unrelenting modern classic.



Jay Asher 01-07-07Jay Asher has worked at an independent bookstore, an outlet bookstore, a chain bookstore, and two public libraries. He hopes, someday, to work for a used bookstore. When he is not writing, Jay plays guitar and goes camping. Thirteen Reasons Why is his first published novel.