And Tango Makes Three

By Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell
Illustrated by Henry Cole
Published by Simon and Schuster, 2005

Two male penguins in the zoo are a couple, and the zookeepers at the Central Park Zoo in New York see that they are desperately trying to hatch a rock– the closest thing they can find to an egg, like the other penguin couples have. Since neither of them can lay an egg, one zookeeper takes pity on them and gives them an egg to hatch and raise. Along comes Tango.

This book is a wonderful story to share to show all types of families, and address the issue of same-sex relationships.

Awards: School Library Journal and Booklist Starred Reviews

Accessed: Augusta County Library


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