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Naturalist Notebook 

April 19, 2011

Controversial Penguins

The ALA recently released its list of 2010’s most frequently challenged books. Challenged books are those which have had a “formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness.”

What’s number one on the list? A picture book based on the true story of two male penguins that parented a chick in New York’s Central Park zoo.

Want to see what the fuss is about? Come to the Naturalist Center and check out:

And Tango Makes Three / by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell ; illustrated by Henry Cole.  New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.
Naturalist Center Juv. PZ10.3.R414 Tan 2005

Or en español:

Tres con Tango / de Justin Richardson y Peter Parnell ; ilustrado por Henry Cole ; [traducción, Francesc Strino]. Barcelona : RBA : Serres, 2006.
Naturalist Center Juv. PZ76.3 .R414 Tan 2006

At the Naturalist Center, Academy Members and California teachers can check out five books for three weeks and two DVDs or other media for one week, with one renewal possible.


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