"Removed from Appling County, GA high school classrooms--students need parental permission to check it out from the library. Unsuccessfully challenged Coeur d'Alene, ID school libraries. http://www.cdapress.com/articles/2008/12/16/news/news01.txt http://www.cdapress.com/articles/2008/11/10/editorials/edit01.txt"
"Challenged for inclusion in 10th grade classrooms in Morganton NC. Removed from use in 10th grade classrooms in Champaign IL http://www.news-gazette.com/news/education/2008/10/28/champaign_school_board_votes_against_use_of_kite_runner Challenged in Jurupa Unified School District, CA high school reading list. http://www.mydesert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080915/NEWS01/80915009/-1/newsfront"
"People are protesting inclusion on a supplemental reading list in Renton WA high schools. They haven't filed a formal complaint nor accepted repeated invitations to present their objections to the school board. Unsuccessfully challenged for use in schools in Manchester CT. Teachers must take training before using the book. http://www.wfsb.com/education/17550284/detail.html?taf=hart#-"
"Removed from elementary school libraries in Loudoun County, VA, Banned in 2 elementary schools in Bristol, UK. Unsuccessfully challenged in Calvert County, MD public libraries http://www.somdnews.com/stories/10152008/rectop193519_32398.shtml http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/22/AR2008102200196.html?referrer=emailarticle"
"Restricted in Nampa Public Libraries, Nampa ID. The books are in the director's office and can only be seen on request. They have since been returned to the shelves http://www.idahostatesman.com/westtv/story/497414.html Challenged in Helena, MT public libraries http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=9001417"
"Removed from Appling County, GA high school classrooms--students need parental permission to check it out from the library. Challenged in Kansas City, KS high school required reading lists. http://www.kmbc.com/education/17530918/detail.html#-"
"Teachers much notify parents when using in classrooms, but unsuccessfully challenged for elementary school library inclusion, Nashua, NH. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080709/NEWS01/132037273/-1/news01"
"Teacher suspended after teaching this book in a high school English class, after securing parental permission in Indianapolis, IN http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/2238293/Teacher-suspended-for-reading-book-that-became-Hilary-Swank-film-to-pupils.html"
"Unsuccessfully challenged in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) Catholic School District. Unsuccessfully challenged in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District Schools, ON. Books now carry a sticker saying that representations of the Church are purely fictional."
"Restricted in Nampa Public Libraries, Nampa ID. The books are in the director's office and can only be seen on request. They have since been returned to the shelves http://www.idahostatesman.com/westtv/story/497414.html"