Chicago Couple Tries and Fails to Ban Children’s Book

Chicago Couple Tries and Fails to Ban Children’s Book

Book Culture

The West Chicago Public Library started a bit of a stir after a three-year-old girl asked her mother about a book she had found in the children’s section.   This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman depicts colorful drawings of a gay pride parade and its attendants. Included is a guide aimed at helping parents explain the subject matter to their children should they choose to do so. This is the only copy at the West Chicago Public Library, which houses a catalog of almost 66,000 books.   Although the book was designed for children between four and eight-years-old, Michaela and Kurt Jaros …