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Banned and Challenged Books

This guide provides an overview and resources related to banned and challenged books.

In the Spotlight

Maus I : A survivor's tale : My father bleeds history by Art Spiegelman: The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel.

Maus II : A survivor's tale : And here my troubles began by Art Spiegelman: A memoir of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and history. Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice, Nazis as cats.


Further Reading from the CSI Library Collection

Considering Maus : Approaches to Art Spiegelman's "Survivor's tale" of the Holocaust by Deborah Geis


Other Reading

Comic Book Defense Fund (CBLDF) list of Banned & Challenged Comics