Incoming sophomores at my oldest son’s high school are given Kite Runner as a summer reading assignment (he is currently reading There Are No Children Here for his freshman assignment). Word circulating on the PTA e-mail list suggests that the district has received a written challenge to its use of Kite Runner in the schools. A committee will be formed and members will read the book before convening in August to make a recommendation to the board of education. I think The Catcher in the Rye is still approved but I better check on it.
Updated August 4, 2008: Here’s a link to the News-Gazette story on the challenge.