links for 2011-08-12

  • "A Virginia county school board is removing a Sherlock Holmes novel from the sixth-grade reading list after a parent's complaint that it is derogatory toward Mormons, The Charlottesville Daily Progress reports. The Victorian-era book, A Study in Scarlet, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was deemed inappropriate for the age group, but it will be available for older students."
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  • "It turns out, though, that I was just ahead of the curve, because spoilers don’t spoil anything. In fact, a new study suggests that spoilers can actually increase our enjoyment of literature."

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One Response

  1. I’m sure you agree with me that book banning, for any reason, is just plain wrong. Why not use the anti-Mormon language as a teaching point, rather than ban the book?

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