Banning 'Beloved:' Fairfax County Schools won't hear mother's push to ban
“Beloved” is getting no love in Fairfax County.
Lake Braddock Secondary School Parent-Teacher-Student Association member, Laura Murphy has been working to get Toni Morrison’s “Beloved” banned from Fairfax County classrooms.
The Fairfax County School Board voted Thursday against hearing Murphy’s challenge.
Beloved is a Pulitzer Prize winning book, but Murphy argues that it is too graphic and violent for teenagers to be reading.
“It’s not about the author or the awards,” Murphy said, according to The Washington Post.
Murphy said her eldest son had nightmares after reading “Beloved” for his senior-year Advanced Placement English class. “It’s about the content,” she said, according to the Post.