Three children's books have been banned in Singapore:
Who’s In My Family
White Swan Express
And Tango Makes Three
Trusted New York Times best-selling author Robie H. Harris continues her series for preschoolers with a look at the many kinds of families that make up our world.
Join Nellie and Gus and their family — plus all manner of other families — for a day at the zoo, where they see animal families galore! To top off their day, Nellie and Gus invite friends and relatives for a fun dinner at home. Accessible, humorous, and full of charming illustrations depicting families of many configurations, this engaging story interweaves conversations between the siblings and a matter-of-fact text, making it clear to every child that whoever makes up your family, it is perfectly normal — and totally wonderful.
“The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption” and “Who’s In My Family: All About Our Families -- also feature gay and lesbian characters.
In the zoo there are all kinds of animal families. But Tango's family is not like any of the others.
(from NBC News)
And Tango Makes ThreeRoy and Silo, two male penguins living in the Central Park Zoo, created a stir over a decade ago after they successfully hatched and adopted a chick named Tango. The little family then inspired the children’s book “And Tango Makes Three.”
In China, the moon shines on four baby girls, fast asleep in an orphanage. Far away in North America, the sun rises over four homes as the people who live there get ready to start a long, exciting journey. This lovely story of people who travel to China to be united with their daughters describes the adoption process step by step and the anxiety, suspense, and delight of becoming a family. Told with tenderness and humor, and enlivened by joyous illustrations, The White Swan Express will go straight to readers’ hearts.
And Tango Makes Three and The White Swan Express, which were withdrawn by the NLB after they were deemed as not pro-family. Photo: Wee Teck Hian
These books were to be burnt by the NLP (National Library Board)
but were later moved to the Adult Section.
As usual I have no comment, but these are the books banned.