There have been many books through the years that have caught the ban in schools because of their potential impact on the youth of America. It's not just books like "Catcher In The Rye" which was once banned for allegedly being responsible for the death of John Lennon, according to his killer. Many of the recent bans are books that focus on sexuality and gender association.

It's also not limited to adult-written books, as recently there was an illustrated children's book "And Tango Makes Three" which is actually based on a true story involving penguins, as CBS reported:

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The children's book is based on the real-life story of two male chinstrap penguins, Roy and Silo, who formed a bond at the Central Park Zoo in New York City. After zookeepers saw the pair trying to hatch a rock as if it were an egg, they gave the penguin couple their own egg. Roy and Silo subsequently raised the chick, Tango, as their own.


Check Out Banned Books

This upcoming week the Kazoo Books, located at  2413 Parkview Ave, Kalamazoo will be celebrating the books that have been banned in schools and will have many on display that you can check out from October 1st through October 7th.

One of the most-banned recent books to be banned is "Gender Queer: A Memoir," by Maia Kobabe about a journey through gender identity and sexuality:

The most banned book of the 2021-2022 school year was "Gender Queer: A Memoir" by Maia Kobabe. It was removed from school libraries and/or classroom bookshelves on 41 separate instances, according to PEN America.

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