Recent news is full of efforts across the country to ban books from school curricula, school libraries, and public libraries. In McMinn County in Tennessee, a graphic nonfiction book on the Holocaust, Maus, was removed from its 8th grade curriculum and school libraries for the book’s raw language and violent images. The author of Maus, Art Spiegelman, spoke up about the importance of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book as a work about the Holocaust, a book about generational trauma, and the book’s place in the history of graphic (comic book style) literature. It is a webinar worth hearing. 

Banned books and graphic literature