penguin

I caught an article today listing 25 Banned Books That You Should Read Today. I was glad to see that ten of these books have graced a bookshelf in my home at one time or another. This includes And Tango Makes Three, which is one of Ada’s favorite picture books.

This is a lovely true story of two male penguins at the central park zoo, who have chosen each other as companions. As they look on as all the other penguin couples tend to their eggs and raise their young, they pine for one of their own.

Everything works out great in the end (I won’t ruin the story for you) and along the way you learn some pretty great lessons about love and family.

I think reading all the books on this list is a good idea. If a book is controversial enough to hit a list like this, then it must at leave have something to say – good, bad or otherwise. Next for me, I think, will be Candide by Voltaire.