by Art Spiegelman | Grades 8-12
A story of a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe and his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father's story and history itself.
Recognized as serious literature by a special award from the Pulitzer Prize committee, these graphic novels relates the events of the Holocaust to students in a way that is both meaningful and interesting. Irony abounds and understatement and sarcasm permeate the pages, making Maus a great tool for teaching various literary techniques. Through it all, Spiegelman never changes tone, loses his point of view or perspective, or diminishes the horrors of the Holocaust.
Available Teacher Guides, Novel Units, Lesson Plans, and Activities for Maus I & II: