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Texas lawmakers debate which books belong in school libraries; Say NO to HB900 Becky Calzada, who grew up in South Texas, knows how important it is for students to see themselves in the books they read. “The first book that I saw as a reader that reflected me as a Hispanic girl was the book Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto,” she said. “I was 29 when I read that book.” Calzada, now in her 50s, is a library coordinator for an Austin-area school district. She said she's worried that a growing effort to ban books in Texas is going to make it harder for kids to find stories they can relate to. She doesn’t want them to miss out on that experience. Read the entire article here.