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Perks of Being a Wallflower Returns to High School Classrooms in Pasco County

May 27, 2016
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Perks of Being a Wallflower Returns to High School Classrooms in Pasco County

Pasco County, Florida superintendent of schools Kurt Browning has decided not to ban Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower district-wide, following a review committee’s vote earlier this week to remove it from one middle school. Although the review committee included no high school representation, members had recommended that the book be banned at…

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Perks of Being a Wallflower Banned in Florida Middle School

May 24, 2016
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Perks of Being a Wallflower Banned in Florida Middle School

A review committee in Pasco County, Florida voted to ban Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower from a middle school yesterday after two parents complained about the book’s references to sex, drugs, and drinking. Pending further district-wide review, the book could be banned from the high school curriculum as well. The book had…

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Author Responds to Connecticut Ban of The Perks of Being a Wallflower

April 3, 2015
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A Connecticut Superintendent is standing behind his ban of Stephen Chobsky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower despite a review committee’s recommendation otherwise and opposition from the community and free speech advocates, including CBLDF. Chbosky himself has now responded to the ban. Jean Pierre Bolat, parent and now a Board of Education member (making him…

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CBLDF Joins Growing Opposition to Perks of Being a Wallflower Ban

March 23, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Growing Opposition to Perks of Being a Wallflower Ban

Following last week’s news that the Superintendent of Schools in Wallingford, CT had removed Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower from the curriculum despite a review committee recommendation to keep it, CBLDF has joined with five other members of the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project in protesting the decision.…

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Perks of Being a Wallflower Removed from Wallingford, CT Curriculum

March 20, 2015
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower is being challenged once again, this time at Sheehan High School in Wallingford, Connecticut, where it has been pulled from the freshman reading list as well as the school’s curriculum after complaints from a parent over the book’s more mature themes. Late last year, Jean Pierre Bolat, parent and…

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Author Responds to Attempts to Ban The Perks of Being a Wallflower

August 12, 2013
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Author Responds to Attempts to Ban The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Recently, two attempts have been made to remove Stephen Chbosky’s acclaimed The Perks of Being a Wallflower from schools. This is nothing new for the novel, which has made ALA’s most challenged books list several times. The National Coalition Against Censorship, which includes CBLDF and recently wrote a letter in defense of the book, shared…

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Challenged Again

July 23, 2013
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower Challenged Again

If you’re experiencing déjà vu right now, don’t worry because we are too! Just over a month after The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky was restored to classrooms in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, the popular teen novel’s inclusion on a school reading list has again been challenged, this time by the mother of…

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Illinois School District Lifts Ban on The Perks of Being a Wallflower

June 11, 2013
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Illinois School District Lifts Ban on The Perks of Being a Wallflower

In a victory for free speech, the Glen Ellyn, Illinois, school board reversed course, rescinding a ban on acclaimed novel Perks of Being a Wallflower! With a vote of 6 to 1, the Glen Ellyn school board returned the book to classrooms, thanks in large part to a grassroots campaign that garnered the support of…

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Help Defend The Perks of Being a Wallflower

June 5, 2013
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Help Defend The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A few weeks ago, the school board in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, voted 4-2 to remove The Perks of Being a Wallflower from district classrooms. The school board is reviewing their decision on June 10, and we need your help defending the book! The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been widely praised for its candid…

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Perks of Being a Wallflower Pulled from Illinois Junior High School

May 16, 2013
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Perks of Being a Wallflower Pulled from Illinois Junior High School

One of the most frequently banned and challenged books of the past decade has once again been pulled from public school classrooms after one set of parents objected to its content. Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, which has met with critical acclaim and great success among teen readers and was made into…

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