Kids book about gay penguins still being banned in US


Tango Makes Three, the picture book that tells the story of two male penguins who raise a chick together, is the third-most banned book in US libraries and schools. And the book, published in 2005, has actually topped the list in 2007, 2008, and 2009.

The book is based on the story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins in New York's Central Park Zoo. Roy and Silo were observed performing behaviors typically seen in penguin couples, such as bowing to one another. Roy and Silo made a nest together, and seemed to be trying to hatch a rock that resembled an egg. When zookeepers realized that these two males had formed a couple, they gave them an egg to hatch. Roy and Silo took turns sitting on the egg, and eventually it hatched. The female chick was named "Tango" by the zookeepers.

The two books banned more often across the US are: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, about a young Native American, and Persepolis, about a young girl growing up in Iran.
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