Following a second letter from the Kids’ Right to Read Project and a little help from Judy Blume, the school board of Glen Ellyn School District 41 in Illinios voted to restore access to The Perks of Being a Wallflower in middle school classroom libraries. KRRP has been a major mover in the enthusiastic grassroots campaign to bring the book back.
You can read more about our letter to D41 board members here.
Glen Ellyn students created the video below in support of the book:
The students also met lauded children’s author and NCAC Board Member Judy Blume who recorded a message in support of Perks. Blume then spoke about the ban at the Printers Row Literary Festival in Chicago.