The American Library Association says the book the public objects to the most was one written for children. (Objections were measured by written complaints filed with a library or school.) Was it the one explaining mommy’s plastic surgery–”My Beautiful Mommy”? Nope. The one where Curious George gets high on ether? Nah-ah. So what book was so offensive to folks?
The number one challenged book–for the second year in a row, no less–was “And Tango Makes Three,” co-written by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell. It’s about a penguin with two dads. You know, the gays are coming after your kids, one penguin at a time. Sigh. See, I’ll get that book for my kid now, cuz I’ve grown weary of the way heteros always push their agenda in kid lit. Other books that made the objected list were: “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” by Maya Angelou; Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn;” and Philip Pullman’s “The Golden Compass,” for anti-religious stuff. You know what books I object to? Those crappy little Disney ones that summarize “Cinderella” or “The Little Mermaid.” They always have at least one typo and actually melt your brain with boredom when you read them.