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Subject: And Tango Makes Three
Date Posted: 11/3/2008 10:30 PM ET
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Sorry if this has already been posted but in my Education Law class we passed around the most banned book of 2007:  And Tango Makes Three.  As soon as my nieces are reading age I plan on passing it on to them.

Here's the description from School Library Journal:

This tale based on a true story about a charming penguin family living in New York City's Central Park Zoo will capture the hearts of penguin lovers everywhere. Roy and Silo, two male penguins, are "a little bit different." They cuddle and share a nest like the other penguin couples, and when all the others start hatching eggs, they want to be parents, too. Determined and hopeful, they bring an egg-shaped rock back to their nest and proceed to start caring for it. They have little luck, until a watchful zookeeper decides they deserve a chance at having their own family and gives them an egg in need of nurturing. The dedicated and enthusiastic fathers do a great job of hatching their funny and adorable daughter, and the three can still be seen at the zoo today.

It's really cute and a great story that celebrates all families!  I love it.

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 5:42 AM ET
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I hadn't realized that 'And Tango makes Three' was the most banned book in 2007.  Wow.  Good for you for passing it along to your neices when they are old enough - that's so cool!!!

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 5:50 AM ET
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I think it was the most banned children's book, cause there were others atop the list as well (Harry Potter being one)

I've had it on my WL here for almost 2 years now.  By they time I get it DS will be too old for pictures! hee hee :)

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 11:10 AM ET
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I had it on my wishlist for awhile and ending up going out and buying it.  It's adorable!

Date Posted: 11/4/2008 7:33 PM ET
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I know that our GLBT center has a copy, because I was the one who was able to order books with our grant money! :-)  For me that's the best part of being a volunteer these last couple of years.