Alexie, Pilkey books among most 'challenged' of past decade
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, author and filmmaker Sherman Alexie appears at a celebration of Indigenous Peoples' Day at Seattle's City Hall. Alexie is included in a list of authors who wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. All wrote books that were among the 100 most subjected to censorship efforts over the past decade, as compiled by the American Library Association. The association does not formally count the number of times books are actually removed from a library shelf or from a school reading list. “There are actually two lines of objections to the Anne Frank diary,” Caldwell-Stone says.
Netflix cuts suicide scene from '13 Reasons Why'
Beth Dubber/Netflix via CNN(CNN) - More than two years after its debut, a graphic suicide scene has been cut from the first season of "13 Reasons Why," Netflix announced Monday. The series is based on best-selling author Jay Asher's 2007 young adult book of the same title. A Netflix official told CNN Monday that Hannah's suicide no longer appears on the streaming site. The rate of suicide among US boys ages 10 to 17 surged in the month after "13 Reasons Why" premiered in March 2017, according to an April study by the Nationwide Children's Hospital. He also said the show's intent in showing the suicide scene "was to tell the truth about the horror of such an act, and make sure no one would ever wish to emulate it."