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Penguin parents, anti-bullying tips, teen romance: What we found inside three books flagged by a Texas lawmaker’s schools inquiry

State Rep. Matt Krause is investigating whether Texas school districts have purchased any of nearly 850 books in a list he produced last month.

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, and Avoiding Bullies?: Skills to Outsmart and Stop Them by Louise A Spilsbury.
A page from “And Tango Makes Three” by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, with illustrations by Henry Cole.

“And Tango Makes Three”

Justin Richardson, left, M.D., and his husband, Peter Parnell, co-authors of “And Tango Makes Three,” in Manhattan, New York on Nov. 7, 2021. The book has been included in a 16-page list of about 850 book titles that state Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, is interested in knowing if public schools have in their libraries and classrooms.
“Avoiding Bullies?: Skills to Outsmart and Stop Them” by Louise A Spilsbury.

“Avoiding Bullies?: Skills to Outsmart and Stop Them”

A photo of the book “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe” by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.

“Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe”

Benjamin Sáenz, author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.

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