Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Most Banned Book of the Year -- as read on Judy Blume's Blog


I met Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson in Chicago -- authors of the most banned book of this year-- And Tango Makes Three -- a picture book based on a true story about two male penguins, Roy and Silo, at
the Central Park Zoo.The fear of sharing this charming story about nurturing male penguins reminds me of a picture book by Charlotte Zolotow published in the '70's --
William's Doll-- and the brouhaha surrounding it. As if giving a boy a doll would turn him into a
homosexual.It makes me proud that on October 15 I will be giving the Charlotte Zolotow Lecture at University of Wisconsin. Maybe I'll start off by telling that story.

2 comments:

Ebony said...

Just sending love. Like the pictures. Hope all is well.

Barbora said...

Hey Mahogany,

Its Barb from Canada, I am so glad I found your blog! Now I can stay posted better. I am going to be back in New York in Feb and I can't wait to hit up the Nuyorican again! Maybe we can get together catch up!

xo

Barb