Banned Books 2012 – A Study in Scarlet

Marshall University does not ban books! The information is provided to let people know what has been banned/challenged elsewhere.


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.

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A Banned book has been removed from a library, classroom, etc.
A Challenged book has been requested to be removed from a library, classroom, etc.

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Last updated

July 25, 2012