Kite runner challenged in Illinois.

The school hasn't released the details of the challenge, other than that it is a challenge to the district's use of the book as a whole. (It was assigned as summer reading to rising sophomores enrolled in honors English at two high schools in the district.) My guess is that the objection is to the rape scene.

Thumbs up to Fred Newport, the English teacher quoted in the article:

Newport said he is willing to work with parents who object to a particular book for their children, and to find alternatives for that child that are acceptable. But as far as a challenge to the district as a whole using a book, "I'm generally uncomfortable with one person saying something should not be read in a public school because it doesn't meet with one person's criteria," he said. "I'm very uncomfortable with one person dictating the terms on what an entire body of professionals has judged to be appropriate and effective."