The Wasilla Public Library was back in the news again last week after local paper Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman reported that the library had decided not to shelve two children’s books dealing with homosexuality donated by a gay activist in California. The two books were “Heather Has Two Mommies” and “Daddy’s Roommate," both of which are controversial titles whose presence in libraries and schools is regularly challenged.
The library had already been the subject of much media scrutiny last month, after questions were raised about conversations on censorship that Sarah Palin had with the town's librarian during her tenure as mayor.
Fittingly, the books were donated to the Wasilla library during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association’s celebration of the freedom to read. (Fittingly, because both books are so often on the Banned Books list.)