New York Times best selling Author Jay Asher to make one and only stop in New Orleans to visit Sci High
WHAT: Young Adult Fiction author Jay Asher will make his one and only stop in Louisiana to Sci High School while on his 50-state anti bullying tour. He will be reading and speaking on selections from his book THIRTEEN REASONS WHY and donating books to the students. In his humble, honest, lightly humorous and unassuming way, Asher will talk to teens about how acutely our actions affect others. How it’s time to take responsibility for our actions. How it’s time to be kind to one another. And how every one of us matters.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 2 11:00am – 1:00pm
WHERE: Sci High School 5625 Loyola Ave New Orleans, LA 70115
ABOUT: Asher is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, THIRTEEN REASONS WHY, which was first published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, in 2007 and has become a publishing phenomenon. The book has since spent more than 163 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been published in 35 countries, and has more than 2.1 million copies in print in the United States alone.
THIRTEEN REASONS WHY is the story of a teenage girl named Hannah Baker who takes her own life. But before she does, she records several cassette tapes explaining why and sends them to the people she feels pushed her toward that decision. The story is told from the point of view of Clay Jensen, who spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah’s voice as his guide. He becomes a first-hand witness to Hannah’s pain, and learns the truth about himself—a truth he never wanted to face.