Today’s top book news item:

Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children’s books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: “Young children are among our libraries’ most frequent visitors. Many of them browse books in our children’s sections on their own. As such, NLB takes a pro-family and cautious approach in identifying titles for our young visitors.” The two books are And Tango Makes Three, inspired by two real male penguins who hatched an egg together, and The White Swan Express, about four couples — one of which is a lesbian couple — who travel to China to adopt baby girls. The books will be pulped, according to Time.

Today’s top book news item:

Authorities in Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, have withdrawn two children’s books about gay couples from libraries. In a statement, the National Library Board suggested that gayness and family values are incompatible: “Young children are among our libraries’ most frequent visitors. Many of them browse books in our children’s sections on their own. As such, NLB takes a pro-family and cautious approach in identifying titles for our young visitors.” The two books are And Tango Makes Three, inspired by two real male penguins who hatched an egg together, and The White Swan Express, about four couples — one of which is a lesbian couple — who travel to China to adopt baby girls. The books will be pulped, according to Time.

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    This is happening in my country where institutions pander to the whims of the hegemony. Global shaming ought to change...
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    I REMEMBER READING THIS WHEN I WAS 8 OH MY GOD.
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    Reminder: Still have miles to go to achieve tolerance, let alone acceptance.
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    Pulped. 😨
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    hahahahahaha