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.


Ebony Stewart 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!