The protagonist in Alexie's book discusses masturbation.
Retained on the summer reading list at Antioch, Illinois High School  despite objections from several parents who found its language vulgar and racist.
One day Diana returns to her house after almost being raped by an obsessed fan and finds her cousin sleeping with her ex-boyfriend.
See full summary » Diana, a young mom working at a shoe store meets two strippers, Tricks and Ronnie.
They tell her that she should work at The Playa's Club for big money.
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 book is about a boy growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation who decides to attend an all-white school.
Retained in the Manchester, Connecticut School District  with the requirement that teachers attend seminars on how to deal with issues of race before teaching the book in their classrooms.)(Banned in Egypt and several other Arab states, and even resulted in a belated angry reaction from the clerics of Al-Azhar University upon reprinting in Egypt in the year 2000.