And Tango Makes Three, a picture book based on the true story of how two same-sex penguins raised a penguin chick together, once again tops the American Library Association's list of the most challenged books in the nation. The latest list, just released by the ALA, looks at books that were challenged in 2010. Books are challenged for a variety of reasons, including: sexual content, homosexual themes, violence, and language. School libraries receive the most challenges, but public libraries -- not ours! - also get their share. In fact, we are one of the few libraries in the country with a Banned Books Club for middle school and high school students, and a Junior Banned Books Club for kids in grades 3,4 and 5. Our clubs are open to all interested young readers. Both clubs will next meet on Monday, April 25. The Junior Banned Books Club will meet at 6:30 to discuss Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, and the Banned Books Club will meet at 7:30 to discuss Richard Wright's Black Boy. Some copies of the books are available for check-out, thanks to the Friends of the Takoma Park Maryland Library.
For more on the latest list of challenged books, click on this link: 'And Tango Makes Three' Tops Most Challenged List, Again