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Penguins Continue to Wage War on Family Values

Thu, Oct 8, 2009


penguinsphoto by Paul_Mannix

Guess which book, according to the American Library Association, is¬†the title most often requested to be removed from schools and libraries in the U.S.? Give up? For the third year in a row, it’s¬†And Tango Makes Three, which is a guide to building your own bomb while smoking crack and attending orgies in the evenings. Oh wait, sorry, no:¬†And Tango Makes Three is actually the heartwarming, award-winning, bestselling 2005 children’s book about two male penguins who hatch a baby chick. We’ll say that again: Since its publication in 2005, more people have asked for this book to be removed from a school or library than any other book in the entire Library of Congress. Oh, yeah, and the book is based on the¬†true story of¬†two male penguins called Roy and Silo who hatched an egg together at New York’s Central Park Zoo.¬†Talk about going against nature!

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