‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’ allowed back on Glen Ellyn school shelves

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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.

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  • MrCrabs

    Darn! There's nothing like a good, old fashioned book banning. Between 1961 and 1982, "The Catcher in the Rye" was the most censored book in high schools and libraries in the United States. It was on my reading list in high school in the late 60's. Man, was it boring.