Tango makes three

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Tango makes three

Banned Book - Most banned book in 2006 & 2010 - 2nd most banned book in 2009

And Tango Makes ThreeBy: Peter Parnell & Justin Richardson

SingaporeOfficials in Singapore announced in July of this year (2014) that And Tango Makes Three "goes against the family values of their country." They have vowed to remove all copies from bookshelves and destroy them.

Awards:-American Library Association Notable Children's Book, 2006-ASPCA's Henry Bergh Award, 2005-Nick Jr. Family Magazine Best Book of the Year, 2006-Bank Street Best Book of the Year, 2006-Lambda Literary Award (finalist), 2006-Sheffield's Children's Book Award (shortlisted), 2008

-Parents believed that the message was to favor homosexuality.-They believed that these "ideas" were not age-appropriate for their children.

What about other countries?

Two male penguins, Roy and Silo, at a zoo took up "nesting" and caring for an egg-shaped rock. The zookeepers noticed and gave the penguins an egg that another couple could not take care of. They care for the egg and it hatches, producing Tango.

Illustrator: Henry ColePublisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing CompanyDate: April 26, 2005Genre: Non-Fiction Picture BookReading/Interest Level: 4-7 years

Themes:-Diversity-Family-Animals -Penguins-Zoos-Responsibility

But why was it banned??

Summary

The Real Silo, Roy, & Tango at the Central Park Zoo

Illustrator: Henry ColePublisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing CompanyDate: April 26, 2005Genre: Non-Fiction Picture BookReading/Interest Level: 4-7 years


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