‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ allowed back on Glen Ellyn school shelves
A controversial book will be allowed back in school libraries in the western suburbs.
“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” had been banned by Glen Ellyn School District 41 after some parents complained of its sexual content and language.
It was part of a classroom collection for eighth graders at Hadley Junior High.
Monday night, the school board voted 6-1 to reinstate the book.
Many parents and teachers had criticized the ban as censorship.
Judy Blume also appeared in a video to show support for the book.
Parents will now receive notification that some of the available books have mature themes.