Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Banned Books Week, Day 4

Another book that someone doesn't want you to read:

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell (Simon & Schuster). Challenged, but retained in the North Kansas City, Mo., schools (2009) despite a parent's concern that the book wasn't age-appropriate, didn’t follow the district's policy on human sexuality education, and tries to indoctrinate children about homosexuality. The illustrated book is based on a true story of two male penguins that adopted an abandoned egg at New York City's Central Park in the late 1990s. In subsequent discussions, the schools appear to be headed towards segregating elementary school libraries according to "age appropriateness." Students might be restricted to view or check out materials in their own age-class or younger.


Sarah said...

And Tango Makes Three is such an adorable book!! It's always funny, too, that the people that want to ban it seem to be focusing on the "indoctrination" of children. Yet, many of those people actively seek to indoctrinate other people's children regularly.