Banned Book Week

September 30-October 6, 2012

Book Cover

A Study In Scarlet


Removed from the Albermarle County (VA) School sixth-grade required reading list because the book casts Mormonism in a negative light. The complaint cited the novel's reference to Mormons as "murderous" and "intolerant," as reason to remove the work. The complaint also alleged that the work unfairly characterized Mormons as murderous kidnappers.

Held at Marshall University Library (Drinko Collection PR4622 .S76 2001b)

Return to Author or Title Banned Book List

Banned Books Homepage

For more information contact Ron Titus

Site last modified July 25, 2012