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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Jo Ricks shows “And Tango Makes Three” to Shea Goddard during a Banned Books Open Reading outside the University of Utah's Marriott Library in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. This week is the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week.

Jo Ricks shows “And Tango Makes Three” to Shea Goddard during Banned Books Open Reading outside the University of Utah's Marriott Library in Salt Lake City on Monday. Students, faculty, staff and members of the community were invited to read a passage from any book or play that has been banned or challenged at one time to remind everyone of the importance of free and open acces to information of all types. “And Tango Make Three," a 2005 children's book written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson, with illustrations by Henry Cole, has been at the center of numerous censorship and culture war debates on same-sex marriage, adoption and homosexuality in animals. Other books that have been banned or challenged over the years include “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Grapes of Wrath,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Great Gatsby."