A Survivor's Tale
Maus is a powerful and moving story that depicts the harrowing experiences of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's terrifying story and History itself. The cartoon format is a remarkable feat of documentary detail and novelistic vividness that succeeds in shaking readers out of familiarity with the events described. Maus tells two powerful stories, one of survival and one of a strained father-son relationship against a backdrop of history. This is a new kind of literature that tells an ultimate survivor's tale.
2022-09-21T18:36:21.000ZThis #BannedBooksWeek, let's not forget the attacks on the Holocaust graphic novel #Maus. This book has a lasting legacy and teaches many young people about the #Holocaust. I'm glad to see Art Spiegelman continues to be recognized for his important work. – source