Book Ban: Virginia Bans Sherlock Holmes from School Libraries

The Albemarle, Virginia, County School Board has banned Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet from sixth-​grade reading lists, because a parent challenged the book because it was “derogatory toward Mormons.” There’s a section about a community’s reaction to — gasp! — a non-Mormon man who wants to marry a Mormon girl in the 1800s. […]

{A Parent…not several people, not a group but “A Parent”. One Parent doesn’t like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle so BAN. One Parent doesn’t like Kurt Vonnegut so BAN on “Slaughterhouse-Five” in Missouri. Why do we allow one person to trump the will of others, not to mention letting one person trump common sense?!}


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