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And Tango Makes Three

Title

And Tango Makes Three

Illustrator

Henry Cole

Publisher

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2005

ISBN

9780689878459

Pages

32 pages

Genre

animal realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD520L

Topic

Family Relationship; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Adoption; Homosexuality; adoptive parents; adopted child; gay parents; gay fathers

Main Character

male penguins

Race/Ethnicities

Penguins

Family Formation

two fathers

LGBTQ+

gay males

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2005 Bank Street College of Education
Book Sense Kid's Picks, Fall, 2005 American Booksellers Association
Booklist Book Review Stars, May 15, 2005 American Library Association
Capitol Choices, 2006 The Capitol Choices Committee
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 H.W. Wilson
Choices, 2006 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Gay and Lesbian Themes and Topics in Selected Children's and Young Adult Books, 2009 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Kirkus Book Review Stars, June 1, 2005
Notable Children's Books, 2006 ALSC American Library Association
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2006 National Council for the Social Studies NCSS
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, May 16, 2005 Cahners
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, July, 2005 Cahners
Henry Bergh Children's Book Award, 2005 Winner United States
Lambda Literary Award, 2005 Finalist United States
Sheffield Children's Book Award, 2008 Shortlist United Kingdom
Storytelling World Resource Award, 2006 Honor Book United States

Keywords

zoo animals; penguins; familial behavior in animals; true story

Diversity Impact

direct

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