|Maus, Vol I: My Father Bleeds History is by Art Spiegelman. This absorbing graphic novel tells of Spiegelman's father and mother, and their experiences as Polish Jews during WWII. Spiegelman interviews his father about his experiences and turns the interview into a graphic novel in which the Jews are represented by mice and the Nazis by cats. A moving tale, the first volume takes us from the mid-1930s until 1944 when Spiegelman's father and mother are taken to Auschwitz. A must read for young readers - reluctant readers especially. |
Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content).