CPS denies order to ban controversial book

Lane Tech High School students staged a protest Friday, over an order to pull the book, ‘Persepolis’ from some Chicago classrooms.

An email from Chicago Public School officials reportedly went out to schools asking them to pull ‘Persepolis’.

‘Persepolis’ is an auto-biographical novel about a girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution.

The book is written in comic book style, with some illustrations depicting violence and torture.

CPS Chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett released a statement, telling schools to disregard the email.

Byrd-Bennett said the book is not banned, but it will be removed from the seventh-grade curriculum and remain available to older students.

2 comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 426 other followers