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Controversial book in classroom upsets parents

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"Things change. And friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody." 

Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower is upsetting parents with children in Dubuque classrooms. 

This afternoon, the Dubuque School District is meeting to discuss the complaints parents have about their students reading this book, which is based on a teenage boy and the mental and social issues he faces. 

The superintendent says a committee will talk about the book, and may consider changes to a broader policy about books used in the classroom. 

The meeting is on Monday, November 21, at 4:00 p.m. 

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