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Texas Schools Should Teach MausOn Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reported that Katy ISD was investigating whether Maus—the Pulitzer Prize–winning two-part graphic novel that tells the story of how author Art Spiegelman’s family survived the Holocaust—was appropriate for the district’s middle and high school libraries. It wasn’t the first time in recent months that educators have considered whether its students should have access to the book. In January, the school board in McMinn County, Tennessee (about halfway between Chattanooga and Knoxville) made headlines for banning the book. In response to the ban, high school students in Katy organized a book drive to collect and distribute copies of Maus, as well as Toni Morrison’s Beloved and other widely acclaimed works that, after years as part of the canon, have come under fire…

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