A parent in Etiwanda, California is complaining that a celebrated children’s book about tolerance and diversity is not “appropriate” for a kindergarten classroom.
Through records requests, the Kids’ Right to Read Project was able to get access to the official complaints filed by parents and citizens who objected to the content of The Family Book and In Our Mothers’ House. The excerpted passages below make clear some of the discomforts these individuals felt and what viewpoints they use to […]
(applause for alliteration, please) This month we’ve been working on restoring two children’s picture books teaching tolerance for different types of families. Though they are quite different in content, tone, reading level and appropriateness, their challenges parallel one another immensely. Book one is The Family Book by Todd Parr, a peppy, colorful and simple picture book […]
Watch children’s book author Todd Parr explain the story behind his award-winning book The Family Book. The book was recently banned, along with all materials supported by GLSEN, in Erie, Illinois. Parents objected to the book because of a page which states that “some families have two moms and two dads,” saying that it “pushes a […]