Reverse the Decision to Ban The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Petitioned Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education

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Hadley Junior High
Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education

Reverse the Decision to Ban The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    1. Kristin Ginger
    2. Petition by

      Kristin Ginger

      Chicago, IL

Glen Ellyn School District 41 Board of Education  recently voted 4-2 to ban The Perks of Being a Wallflower from Hadley Junior High School,  despite a review committee of teachers and administrators recommending that the book be allowed to stay. The ban was requested by two parents of an 8th grade student. Please help urge the board to support freedom of speech and the pursuit of knowledge by voting again and reversing the ban on this book. If we keep young minds from grappling with difficult issues in books, how will they learn to deal with those issues in real life? 

Learn more at http://hadleycensorship.wordpress.com/.

 

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    • liz terlep FT. WAYNE, IN
      • 6 months ago

      this is an important book that gives insight and understanding to lost adolescents that are coming of age

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    • Mary O'Connor INGERSOLL, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      This book touches on many real issues that adolescents may struggle with.

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    • Skylar Kuil DONIPHAN-TRUMBULL, NE
      • 9 months ago

      this book is a wonderful passionate peace of work and does not deserve to be banned

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    • Leslie Camacho LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 1 year ago

      This book is the only reason why I graduated my senior year of high school. I was dealing with a lot of typical high school problems and this book was so comforting and amazing that I was able to put up with (and even confront) those problems!

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    • Brandon Martinez PHOENIX, AZ
      • about 1 year ago

      This is ridiculous. The following is an excerpt from a news website. In Higgins’ version of the story, "The English teachers are basically a radical group of people who want to teach kids about deviant sex, promote homosexuality, and turn the students into raging liberals". This book is mature, but most of this stuff is heard in movies and on TV anyway, unless all the kids watch "Veggie Tales"(A christian cartoon series).

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