perks of being a wallflower

Youth Free Expression: Learning and Coping through Open Conversation

By |2019-03-15T15:33:22-04:00June 14th, 2013|Blog|

Books like "When the Leopard Lost His Spots" can be useful tools to help kids understand gender and identity Every parent wishes their child could be spared the worst of life. War, lingering sickness, hurt and hate: all of these are things most would rather keep far distant from the lives of their children. Yet, we are all called to [...]

Kudos to the Kids Right to Read Advocates of Glen Ellyn!

By |2016-01-14T12:06:21-04:00June 10th, 2013|Blog|

--UPDATE-- Last night the board voted 6-1 to keep the book. They will be instating new policies that will hopefully balance parental concerns with students rights and the professional judgments of teachers. --------------------------------------------- The students, teachers, parents and citizens on the ground in Glen Ellyn have been working hard to spread the word about tonight's board vote there to (hopefully) [...]

Calling for a book burning in West Bend, Wisconsin

By |2019-03-13T15:08:55-04:00May 6th, 2009|Blog|

We’ve been covering the challenges to several books in West Bend, Wisconsin, including Geography Club and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Meanwhile, critics there recently called for restrictions on a third book, Baby Be Bop by Francesca Lia Block. The Christian Civil Liberties Union’s Milwaukee branch has, in fact, filed a legal claim, arguing that the plaintiffs (all of [...]