Maus by Art Spiegelman

Recommended by Emma Sheppard @emma_au_soleil

Author: Art Speigelman

Form: Graphic Novel 

Length: 296 pages

Brief synopsis: An account of the narrator’s father’s experience of the Holocaust as a Polish Jew. All characters are depicted as mice, cats or dogs.

Age recommendation and challenging content: Explores and depicts the Holocaust in detail, as well as intergenerational trauma including depression, attempted suicide and the death of the narrator’s mother.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Excellent introduction to / accompaniment to study of the Holocaust.



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