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.