Glen Ellyn school district bans ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

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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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  • Brad Dotson

    Isn't this how Nazi Germany Started?? What next? Burning books out of controlling what our youth has access to? When I was in School I remember that The Bible was banned but we had an essay on Catcher in the Rye… Reading books like this isn't the problem with our youth. The problem is that we took all the curriculum that makes humans human out of school such as all of the Arts.

  • Sarah

    Just because 2 parents complain, they ban a book? What about the other parents who think it is a good book for teens to read?