A Tango to Remember

925 Words Feb 16th, 2018 4 Pages
Books cover wide ranges of topics, from fictional adventures to medical textbooks, so when a topic is addressed that some individuals might find distasteful a book is subject to harsh criticism. Appeals to ban a book are swiftly forged in order to seal away a text and any of it's radical ideas like homosexuality, the perspective of an African-American in our past, or too inappropriate to be placed on a shelf where anyone could reach for it. Even being banned doesn't stop the onslaught of clashing opinions like for Huckleberry Finn or How to Kill a Mockingbird. Censorship debates have raised with the notion they would erase the word “nigger” from these texts in order to make them less offensive, while others advocate due to their historical perspectives that these words are fundamental in making a difference in how a book is read. Constantly tomes are placed against odds that threaten to engulf them and their intergrity, their value weighed without end in fear that the negative influences might hurt someone.

So the humbling story of a children's book that depicts the non-fictional events of two penguins living out their lives together doesn't sound like a book that warrants the title of “The 21st century's most constantly challenged books.” often being in first place for most challenged (1). It features two adult zoo penguins named Silo and Roy who like most penguin couples, bowed to each…

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