Youngkin Promotes Banning Classic Novel In New Ad

The Insider reports:

A new ad for Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s campaign features a Fairfax parent who sought to have Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison’s 1987 classic novel “Beloved” removed from her son’s school curriculum because it gave him nightmares. “As a parent, it’s tough to catch everything” Laura Murphy, identified as a Fairfax County mother, says in the ad.

“So when my son showed me his reading assignment, my heart sunk. It was some of the most explicit material you can imagine. I met with lawmakers. They couldn’t believe what I was showing them. Their faces turned bright red with embarrassment.” Murphy, however, does not mention in the ad that her son was a high school senior at the time and that the book in question won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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