The Palin legacy lives on at the Wasilla Public Library. Acording to this article in last Thursday's Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, San Franciscan Michael Petrelis donated two books last month to the Wasilla library: Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy's Roommate. Both are picture books for new readers and feature gay parents. Both books were first published in 1990.
The Wasilla library director, KJ Martin-Albright, rejected the books, which arrived during Banned Books week, on the grounds that they were "poorly constructed, lacked engaging illustrations and seemed to lack the ability to engage young readers." She also said the books "appeared unable to stand repeated use, and would have likely fallen apart eventually."
“It really doesn’t have anything to do with the content or lack of content,” Martin-Albright said.
Martin-Albright's unconvincing statements aside, the Mat-Su Library Network, of which the Wasilla Library is a member, already owns Daddy's Roommate and other books about homosexuality, including Pastor, I Am Gay. This was the book that reportedly caused Mayor Sarah Palin to inquire about removing books from the library.
Perhaps Martin-Albright will soon be purging the Wasilla library of all the books that may, one day, fall apart.