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The article I chose was “A Family of a Different Feather.” In this article the author talks about how she doesn’t understand how a children’s book is on the most-challenged books list. She goes on to say how her daughter is an avid reader and the book would have really helped her. The book speaks of a penguin who had two dads. The author’s daughter had a classmate who had two moms instead of the traditional mother and father. Curious, the daughter asked her mom why the classmate had two moms. The mother thought for a moment and explained to her that there were different types of families. The daughter accepted this answer and no more questions were asked. While this question was answered simply the author wished she had the book “And Tango Makes Three,” a book that has been put on the most-challenged list, so she could let her daughter read it and perhaps understand the situation better. It is sad this book has been banned in so many classrooms, since there are so many children out there in these situations. Perhaps one day, acceptance will be a nationwide thing, and people won’t be so offended by books that are just trying to help people understand different situations.

1. Claim The claim or thesis for this article is that the book “And Tango Makes Three” shouldn’t be on the most-challenged books list. I agree with this claim. Children should have something that can help teach them acceptance. This book helps children understand that, while some families may be different and have a different way of doing things, they are all equal and should not be looked down on for their decisions. 2. Warrant. The warrants made in this article are that if the book was not banned then it would be easier for both parents and children to understand how to explain children with same-sex parents. The…...

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