I read "And Tango Makes Three" and it was about same-sex animals being together and raising a baby penguin. This book was banned because of the uneasiness some parents felt about letting there children read a book about same-sex lovers, even if they were just animals. This book as been the most challenged in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and is the most banned book of 2009.
When I picked up the book and Tango Makes Three I was not expecting this to be about same sex penguins raising a baby Penguin together. I am glad that Peter Parnell took the plunge and decided to make a children's book that didn't have the typical mother and father figure in it and that is why I think unfortunately this book was banned.
It talks about homosexuality in a children’s book. Adults in this day and age have trouble even talking about sexuality so schools and libraries would say that kids don’t need to know and learn about something this “explicit”. The fact that something like this would be hidden from children or shunned away from them is kind of offensive to me. What if an elementary school student was adopted and maybe had two mothers or two fathers, he or she would find reading materials tough to relate to if they had all been taken out of their just because someone thought it was offensive to have two gay penguins.
The author even if he did write this to put homosexuality out there for people to learn about it, this is a true story you can go and see these ACTUAL penguins in the New York Zoo, if anything this book is at least informational.
THIS IS SOOO COOL!!!!