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Another good banned book…

MAUS: A Survivor’s Tale, by Art Spiegelman, is a banned book so it made my reading list. Spiegelman interviews his father and shares the father’s memories from the Holocaust.  As I recall, the objections to this book included a nude mouse, three curse words, and the account of his mother’s suicide.

1. His mother committed suicide, probably a result of the trauma she experienced. Seemed essential to the story.

2. Imagine an actual curse word cropping up in the telling of the Holocaust story. Totally appropriate and nothing I hadn’t heard as a kid.  

3. I never found that nude mouse.

I tried to read this with an eighth grade mindset (not difficult for those who know me). Lots of valuable learning in this book! Glad I read it.

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