A book about penguins tops the banned list

Penguins can cause controversy.  The book “And Tango Makes Three” is about penguins in the Central Park Zoo. It was also the “American Library Associations Most Challenged in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.  It has been challenged in public schools libraries, and in some cases, removed or placed on a restricted shelf” ( Scales 136).

What is it about this book that makes it so controversial? The penguins in the story, Roy and Silo,  are two males and together they hatch and raise a baby penguin named Tango. Parents objected to same sex penguin couple. For more information see the following stories:

A Baby for the Gay Authors Behind the Daddy Penguins


Remember the last CMS book controversy? Here’s what it tells us about the latest


Works Cited:

Scales, Pat R. Books Under Fire: A Hit List of Banned and Challenged Children’s Books. Chicago: ALA Editions, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2015. Print


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