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Tango stays in the elementary school library

By |2019-03-07T22:31:41-04:00December 19th, 2008|Blog|

We were delighted to hear that the Ankeny, Iowa, School Board voted 6-1 this week to keep And Tango Makes Three in the district’s elementary school libraries without restrictions.  The book had been challenged by two parents who objected to the story of two male penguins who parent a baby penguin named Tango together. The Kids’ Right to Read Project [...]

A Parent’s Defense of And Tango Makes Three

By |2019-03-14T17:32:10-04:00December 1st, 2008|Blog|

In a very strong letter to the Des Moines Register, parent Wendy Sontag defends keeping And Tango Makes Three in the Ankeny Public School libraries. She writes: Like the Russells, I consider myself a "values-conscious Christian parent." However it is clear that the Russells do not speak for me. My two bright, caring daughters began their academic careers at East [...]