Petition seeks to reverse D41 banning of 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'
GLEN ELLYN – In response to the Glen Ellyn District 41 Board of Education's decision to remove "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky from Hadley Junior High classrooms, supporters of the book have started an online petition that asks board members to reconsider.
The petition, which asks the board to "please reconvene and vote to support freedom of speech and the pursuit of knowledge, rather than censorship and the limitation of young minds," reached 74 signatures as of Thursday afternoon.
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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