A banned book will be available to high school students here after the Wentzville School Board reversed its decision in the face of criticism and a class-action lawsuit.

The board voted 5-2 on Friday to rescind its earlier decision to ban Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. The board then voted 5-1, with one member abstaining, to accept a review committee’s recommendation to retain the book, which had been challenged by a parent.

The district made national news last month when the board voted 4-3 to removed The Bluest Eye from its high school libraries. Its action was part of a recent wave of book challenges and bans across the United States.