Hadley students ask board to reconsider banning of 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'
GLEN ELLYN – Following the District 41 Board of Education's April 29 decision to remove "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky from classrooms at Hadley Junior High School, several students attended Monday's meeting to ask the board to reconsider.
"The people who have challenged this book should not be able to take away the rights of others to read this book because they do not feel it is appropriate for their children to be surrounded by," said Libby Howard, eighth-grader at Hadley Junior High.
After parents of an eighth-grade student objected to the presence of "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" at Hadley, a Reconsideration Committee made up of school and district faculty, staff and one parent met March 14 to hear from objecting parents Jennifer and Brian Bradfield and teacher Tina Booth, according to the committee's report to the board.
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