Retained on the summer reading list at Antioch, Illinois High School  despite objections from several parents who found its language vulgar and racist.
(Suspended from a Crook County High School classroom in Prineville, Oregon in 2008 after a parent complained that it was offensive.
The New York Times bestseller and a National Book Award winner will remain out of the classroom until the school district can revamp its policies.
The novel has received several awards including the New York Times Notable Book Award.
It was also a Garden State Teen Book Award nominee.) (Was originally to be published by Simon and Schuster, but they withdrew after protests from the National Organization of Women calling the book "dangerously misogynistic." The New York Times headlined a review of the book "Don't Buy This Book." Sale and purchase of this book was banned in the Australian State of Queensland.
It is now only available for people aged 18 and older.) (Restored by the Lackawanna, New York school board  following accusations of censorship by some parents and teachers.