Books Daddy’s Roommate Isn’t Moving Into Wasilla
posted by October 21 at 10:57 AMon
The Wasilla library does have children’s books dealing with homosexuality, including one title, “And Tango Makes Three,” about two male penguins raising an egg together.
[Library Director K.J.] Martin-Albright said the titles Petrelis donated failed to make it on library shelves because they are poorly constructed, lacked engaging illustrations and seemed to lack the ability to engage young readers. The books also appeared unable to stand repeated use, and would have likely fallen apart eventually.
“It really doesn’t have anything to do with the content or lack of content,” Martin-Albright said.
The donated books will go to Friends of Wasilla Library, to be sold during a future book sale. The money generated from those books sales goes to funding projects at the library.
It looks like, as someone commented on the intial Slog post, that Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy’s Roommate aren’t the go-to books on the subject anymore. I can say from personal experience that that Tango book was all the rage with Seattle parents at Christmastime a year or two ago. It’s heartening that there are actually good books for kids about homosexuality now, instead of just token books, and the Wasilla Library already had the books in stock.