Monday, July 21, 2014

3 Controversial Children's Books.

Three children's books have been banned in Singapore:

 Who’s In My Family

White Swan Express

And Tango Makes Three

1. Who's In My Family?: All About Our Families (Let's Talk about You and Me) Hardcover – September 11, 2012

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.

2. And Tango Makes Three Hardcover – June 1, 2005

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 Three
Roy 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.”

3. The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption Hardcover – October 21, 2002

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And Tango Makes Three and The White Swan Express, which were withdrawn by the NLB after they were deemed as not pro-family.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.

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