Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism
Art Spiegelman
Age Group:
15 and up
Pantheon Books
Genocide & Holocaust
Jewish Culture & Anti-Semitism

Vladek Spieglman is a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe. His son, a cartoonist, is trying to come to terms with his father’s terrifying story and history itself. The story is told in comic form where the Jews are mice, the Germans cats, the Poles pigs, the French frogs and the Americans dogs. With outside events growing ever more ominous, the novel takes the reader though Vladek’s marriage to Anna, his enlistment in the Polish army after the outbreak of hostilities, his and Anna's life in the ghetto and then their flight into hiding as the Final Solution is put into effect.

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Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World

Ashley Herring Blake

When a tornado rips through town, Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed and her family displaced. Ivy feels invisible and ignored in the aftermath of the storm—and what's worse, her notebook filled with secret drawings of girls holding hands has gone missing.

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