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‘Perks of Being a Wallflowers’ Controversy

“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.

The school board voted 6-1 to reinstate the book.

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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.

A suburban school district is taking a second look at its ban on a controversial book.

The school board of Glen Ellyn School District 41 will address the ban at a meeting tonight.

Stephen Chbosky’s “Perks of Being a Wallflower”  is banned from eighth grade classrooms at Hadley Junior High.

Parents had complained about the books sexual content and inappropriate language. Other parents and teachers said the move was an act of censorship.

The school district is expected to present a plan that allows parents to get involved in what their children are reading.

The board will make a final vote on the book on June 10th.

A suburban school board votes to ban a book from school shelves.

The book “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” has been banned by Glen Ellyn School District 41 after two parents complained about sexual content and inappropriate language.

Officials say the book was part of a classroom collection at Hadley Junior High chosen by students to read independently and was not required.

Some parents and teachers are calling it censorship.

The book was first published in 1999 and the film adaptation was released last year.

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