Retained in the combined middle and high school library in the North Fond du Lac, Wis.School District  provided it has a label designating it as appropriate for high school students.
Scopes was convicted in 1925 for teaching the evolutionary theory of this book in his high school class.
In neighboring Des Moines, it is on the recommended reading list for ninth-grade English, and it is used for some special education students in the eleventh and twelfth grades.
Retained in the Olathe, Kansas ninth-grade curriculum  despite a parent calling the novel "a worthless, profanity-riddled book" which is "derogatory towards African Americans, women, and the developmentally disabled.")* ("Vulgar language, sexual explicitness, or violent imagery gratuitously employed." "Glorifies criminal activity, has a tendency to corrupt juveniles, and contains descriptions of bestiality, bizarre violence, and torture, dismemberment, death, and human elimination" "teachers can choose the best books, but they keep choosing this garbage over and over.") (Challenged, retained at the Theisen Middle School in Fond du Lac, Wis.
Younger students could also access the book with prior parental permission.
A parent asked the school district to reconsider the book due to mature language.)("Political." Initially banned in New Zealand by the Office of Film and Literature Classification since it was deemed to be objectionable.