Gay book tops 'Most Banned' list for fifth year in a row

Mon. April 11, 2011 11:43 PM by News Staff

Washington, D.C. - For the fifth year in a row, a children's picture book about a penguin with two dads has topped the American Library Association's list of most-often banned books.

"And Tango Makes Three" is the true story of two male penguins at New York's Central Park Zoo who are given an egg to hatch, and do so successfully. The book tracks six years of the male penguin's life together.

"Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology" made the list at number ten this year. "Revolutionary Voices," published in 2000, has been called "child pornography" and banned by
several school districts.

Here is the complete list of the 2010 most often banned books, as compiled by the American Library Association:

1. "And Tango Makes Three" –– Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson.
2. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" –– Sherman Alexie.
3. "Brave New World" –– Aldous Huxley.
4. "Crank" –– Ellen Hopkins.
5. "The Hunger Games" –– Suzanne Collins.
6. "Lush "–– Natasha Friend.
7. "What My Mother Doesn't Know" –– Sonya Sones.
8. "Nickel and Dimed" –– Barbara Ehrenreich.
9. "Revolutionary Voices" –– edited by Amy Sonnie.
10. "Twilight" –– Stephenie Meyer.