Jack And Jack and Jill and Jill

In the quest to instill tolerance, schools are increasingly instructing children about homosexuality. What should they be taught -- and when?

Daddy's roommate is a congenial children's book about a boy in a not-so- unusual position: his parents have divorced. The rest of his story is a bit more unconventional. His father is living with a new companion named Frank. Kids who turn the pages will learn that the two men live together. They "work together," the text explains. They "eat together." And one other thing. They "sleep together."

The text and pictures in Daddy's Roommate may give off a warm glow, but glowing books can light fuses. The book is on the recommended reading list of a new first-grade curriculum in...

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