Marriage equality

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With same-sex marriage now recognized by the federal government, legal in 36 states, and the Supreme Court poised to extend the privilege to all states in a case to be decided in late June 2015, Simon and Schuster has just published a 10th anniversary edition of “And Tango Makes Three,” by Justin Richarson and Peter Parnell.

Aimed at ages 4-8, this book is the joyful true story of two male Penguins who are best friends in New York City’s Central Park Zoo.   Roy and Silo create a nontraditional family with the help of a kindly zookeeper who gives them an egg to care for, and their child Tango is born.  It’s a heartwarming story on the meaning of family and love.

The book won the ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award, was an ALA Notable Children’s Book Nominee, and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist.

The book is also used as a teaching tool in Netflix’s new series “Grace & Frankie” to explain to the characters played by Jane Fonda’s (Grace) grandchildren the new relationship between the characters played by Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson.

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