District 41's Ban on The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"Those who seek to protect children from thoughtful artistic content may well instead 'protect' them from a full and complete education"–Julian Darius

Letter to BOE Members

Dear Glen Ellyn District 41 Trustees,

I am writing to ask that you please vote to unban the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower in D41 middle schools. I support the teachers, principals and superintendent who have worked to write letters that will inform parents of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to free reading in D41 literacy classes.

While not every book may be right for every child or individual for that matter, no one should be able to tell others what they can or cannot read because of their subjective idea about what is or isn’t appropriate.

Please unban this book on June 10 — support intellectual freedom and the right to choose of all students and parents in Glen Ellyn.

Thank you,
[your name here]

* Thanks to Acacia O’Connor from the National Coalition Against Censorship for writing this letter!


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