Censors often claim that a given book is “unsuitable for children.” What do kids say? Do they find things like queer content as shocking as many conservative grown-ups predict?

This summer we’ll explore these issues in “Banned Camp” a series of book reviews by kids, featuring titles that are currently being challenged in many communities. 

We’ll kick things off by looking at a book that’s been near the centre of this debate since it first appeared about two decades ago: And Tango Makes Three, written by Peter Parnell and Justin Richardson and illustrated by Henry Cole.  

Readers aged 4-8 are invited to send us a paragraph (or less) with their take about this story,  inspired by the real-life story of two male chinstrap penguins, Roy and Silo, who raised a chick together at the Central Park Zoo,     

Send your reviews to  We will post them as they come in.

Happy reading, campers!  

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Welcome to Small Print 2.0

Small Print Toronto offers literary programs that empower children aged 4-12 to tell their own stories and read their city. After a COVID-inspired hiatus, we’re starting to revive this website to be a forum for young voices. Welcome to the conversation!

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