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.