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Rochester Superintendent: Book pulled from library in error

Posted: March 20, 2012 - 5:24pm

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — The Rochester school superintendent is apologizing after a book was pulled from the shelf at an elementary school library.

Superintendent Michael Munoz acknowledged Monday that he and two Rochester School Board members failed to follow district policy when they decided to pull the book "And Tango Makes Three" from the shelf at Gibbs Elementary School.

The Post-Bulletin (http://bit.ly/GzUB6k) reports Munoz says the book should have been reviewed by the entire school board.

A district committee decided last November to keep the book in its media collection. Last fall a parent challenged the book as inappropriate for elementary school students.

The book tells the true-life story of two male penguins who hatch and raise a baby chick. But its implied theme of homosexuality has made the book a topic of dispute.

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Information from: Post-Bulletin, http://www.postbulletin.com

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