Thursday, May 8, 2008

And Tango Makes Three

Penguin tale tops list of `challenged' books By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer Tue May 6, 3:42 PM ETNEW YORK - A children's story about a family of penguins with two fathers once again tops the list of library books the public objects to the most. "And Tango Makes Three," released in 2005 and co-written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, was the most "challenged" book in public schools and libraries for the second straight year, according to the American Library Association."The complaints are that young children will believe that homosexuality is a lifestyle that is acceptable. The people complaining, of course, don't agree with that," Judith Krug, director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.The ALA defines a "challenge" as a "formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that materials be removed because of content or appropriateness.
Any opinions about banning books for children?

1 comment:

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Yeah, I have an opinion, and it's specifically about this book, posted on two of my other blogs:

As soon as I post this, Mary, I'll go to my Banned Books blog and "invite" you to become a contributor of reviews. You and and the buddies are always welcome to read the reviews (by several people) and make comments. If anyone wants to share your reviews and opinions, let me know and I'll send you a link, too.