Despite being a National Book Award Winner and general critical acclaim, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian holds the distinction of being one of the most banned books of all time. "One of the more recent challenges took place in Wichita, Kansas, this past year. The book was challenged by the grandparent of a ninth-grade student. A 12-member committee reviewed the challenge and decided as of March 2022 to no longer allow teachers to use a set of the novels approved for classrooms. The district also removed the novel from the library at Derby North Middle School. The committee recommended adding a “mature” label to copies at the high school library." (ALA). Read more here.