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on Sunday, 26 April 2009 in Uncategorized

Once again "And Tango Makes Three" has led the ALA list of "Most Challenged Books" this year.  For those of you  who been locked in  a  soundproof room for the last decade, this book is the true story of two male chinstrap penguins at the Central Park Zoo who, after they had been best pals for several years, were seen trying to hatch a rock that vaguely resembled an egg. Zookeepers gave them the second egg from another couple, and the two males hatched and raised the baby, thereby becoming the kind of caring family we wish every child in the world could have. 

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(None of my books is on the current top ten list, though at the moment "The Giver" is under fire in Nashua, New Hampshire).

The SLJ Battle of the Books is entering its final two weeks, with judges Linda Sue Park and Chris Crutcher selecting the two from which I have to choose the winner.  I was insane to agree to playing that role, which guarantees that I will be hated and reviled by half the people following the battle.  My own personal favorite got dumped early on, waahhh.  But the truth is, every book in the running is a winner.

And even though it is not a contender in this particular contest, I hereby declare "And Tango makes Three" a champion.

 
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1996 Monday, 29 November 1999

Hello!
I am in 7th grade and I have just read The Giver! I love the book so much! It took me a day to read it even though I wasn't suppose to read ahead! I am super excited to learn there is a movie coming out about it! I'm sure it will be great! I love your book! All of them!

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