The illustrated book, "And Tango Makes Three," is based on a true story of two male penguins, named Roy and Silo, who adopted an abandoned egg at New York City's Central Park Zoo in the late 1990s.What got me isn't that the children's book by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, "was moved from the children's section" to the nonfiction shelves at two public libraries in Missouri.
It was this comment by the library director:
moving the book to the nonfiction section would decrease the chance that it would "blindside" readers.Is she implying that no one would dare venture into the nonfiction section? Or that it is really far in the back of the library, where no one goes anyway?
Or does she just have a general animosity toward nonfiction? Is this nonfiction bashing? Does someone need to start a Nonfiction Anti-Defamation League?
Nonfiction Readers Unite!
Go into libraries and bookstores and move all the nonfiction books from out of their dusty, dark corners.
"Blindside" all those fiction lovers with truth!