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The Complete Maus
The Complete Maus | Art Spiegelman
Combined here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the Holocaust through cartoons the author captures the everyday reality of fear and the sensation of survival.
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MolliesaurusRex
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Oh my goodness. My heart. This book is so touching, so emotional, so real. I can‘t believe I waited as long as I did to read it. Just... wow. A story that needs to be remembered. Everyone should read this at least once in their lives.

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MolliesaurusRex
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MolliesaurusRex
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Had our first session with our personal trainer tonight. My knees are definitely feeling it. Resting by snuggling my Jack-kitty and starting this book. It‘s been on my TBR for honestly longer than I can remember. #catsnuggles #catsoflitsy #postworkoutread #litsyfitsy #brainandbodyexercise

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Victoria_Clyne
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Oh my gosh, what to say about this one. Spiegelman has created a heart-breaking story based on his father's experience surviving Auschwitz. I could hear his father voice and think he did a wonderful job. I'm using this to tick off the graphic novel prompt for my #readingwidelychallenge. This was my first graphic novel and it was a great introduction. I would highly recommend this one.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook It really is excellent!! 2w
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Today was my day to commute and I was so engrossed in this today I almost missed my stop. Oh my heart.

Caroline2 I don‘t normally read graphic novels but I thought this was phenomenal!! 2w
Victoria_Clyne @caroline2 I feel the same. It was on my TBR for awhile and my library's #readingwidelychallenge prompted me to put it on hold at the library. 2w
AmyG These were the first I have ever read. Amazing books. 2w
Victoria_Clyne I whole heartedly agree @AmyG I stayed up too late last night finishing it. Amazing book. I can still hear his Dad's voice. 2w
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LaraS
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Can‘t believe it took me so long to read this. Love the juxtaposition of Vladek‘s story and Art trying to get Vladek‘s story.

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LibrarianRyan
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⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐5 ⭐
Art uses his illustrations not just to tell the story of the holocaust but to tell the reader about his relationship with his father. It is this relationship that has book one ending on a traumatic note. In his representation the Jews are mice, the Poles are Pigs, and the german are cats. This makes for one crazy and scary farm yard. The black and white illustrations keep the stark subject dreary and fear inducing. +16 #TBRread

Leftcoastzen Unforgettable! 2mo
Erynecki This book changed my understanding of what it means to be the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors. Phenomenal storytelling. 2mo
charl08 A classic. 2mo
mrp27 @charl08 Agreed, such a classic. One of the first books that got me into graphic novels back in the 90's. 2mo
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SeppM
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Definitely not an unnecessary spot on silence and nothingness. A must-read when one is interested in a personal approach to the persecution of the Jews in Poland and how it affected families. Graphic novel.

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Butterflyamore
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Do you like graphic novels? Until this year, I had never read one, at least as far as I can recall! I needed to fill the graphic novel prompt on my reading challenge, which I‘ll talk more about in an upcoming video, so I read A Fire Story and loved it. I will definitely read more in the future! From this pile, I‘ve also read Jane, the Fox, and Me but The Last Unicorn and Maus are high priorities on my TBR list.

Sweetkokoro I LOVE Graphic Novels! The art styles are so vast and amazing to look at. Some stories aren‘t as strong as others and that‘s okay but I love the combination of written language with images. 3mo
Sace I read Maus back in the 80s and it is one that I recommend whenever anyone tries to sneer at a graphic novel. 3mo
Velvetfur I'm quite so-so about graphic novels, I can take them or leave them, but I have to say I *loved* Maus, it's brilliant! 😊 3mo
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ericas
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Comics beyond their limits. How to extend the digging power inside you of a sharp narration with the visual trenchant representation of outside reality. And vice versa. Sadness, horror, fun, delight, disbelief are some of the opposite emotions this text arise in the reader.

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eatyourvegetables
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It's hard to stop reading with such an enthralling story. It's not just about the Holocaust or WW2: the novel touches what it's like to live through the weight of a story that isn't yours. Every panel, even if all the characters had dainty mouse ears, felt genuine and autobiographical: weaving the horrible past we all know well with the worn present that, actually, holds equivalent amounts of truth of who Art, Vladek or Anja Spiegelman are.

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BekaReid
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Definitely a challenging read, but I like the graphic memoir format for tackling such intense subject matter.

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teebe
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“Marvel is a division of Disney and its chairman, Isaac Perlmutter, is a longtime personal friend of Donald Trump, donated to [his] campaign and serves Trump as an “unofficial and influential advisor.” Spiegelman‘s intro made reference to this fact and tied the origin of Marvel with its thin-veiled allegories about fighting fascism to the contemporary moment, comparing Trump to...Marvel villain Red Skull and dubbing him Orange Skull.” 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Tex2Flo
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#redreading #augustabc @Eggs
A terrible story told about a terrible era by little blue mice.
Dirty tiles make an inverted swastika around the cover image.

Eggs 🤗👏🏻📚👏🏻🤗 6mo
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Cinfhen It is a quick read but still leaves a LASTING impression 8mo
BarkingMadRun @Cinfhen definitely 8mo
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BarkingMadRun
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There is a storm coming which means I must sit on the porch, listen to the thunder, and read a book. It‘s the only time it‘s bearable to be outside in the summer in the south lol

Melissa_J We just had a storm roll through. Lots of thunder and an absolute deluge of rain! Perfect for reading! 8mo
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ravenlee
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I found these books very challenging to read, but absolutely worth it. Think I tagged the wrong book - this is from volume 2. I loved that the history is combined with the author‘s experience dealing with his father and the frustrations inherent in their relationship.

As a military brat growing up in West Germany, we vacationed in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. I had no idea it was a displaced persons center after the war.

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This was assigned for my grad class in YA lit. It is a book I‘ve been meaning to read, & I knew I should. I should‘ve been excited to read it because I love graphic novels, but I am so burnt out on WWII books that I kept putting it off. I shouldn‘t have. It is an amazing work, & it uses the genre perfectly. This would have been too much, too hard in a memoir or novel format. The art makes us able to bear witness to atrocity. It is remarkable.

GeekGrl82 This has been a favorite if mine since middle school. It sticks with you. 11mo
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rretzler
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1. Fiction. 2. Tagged above. 3. Hard one-probability part of Probability and Statistics or electricity part of Physics. 4. Pre WWII through WWII interests me. 5. New followers - @MellieAntoinette @Stephuhhnieee #frideas

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 12mo
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Naya
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One of the best books I've ever read.

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rgoulars
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Very emotional and impactful comic book. Got me thinking a lot about the importance of hope and resourcefulness in challenging times.

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LeePeckover
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Book recommendations for #HolocaustMemorialDay

Emilymdxn Thank you for this post! I‘ve been trying to google lists like this today and for some reason keep ending up in lists of children‘s books (obviously also important but not exactly what I‘m looking for) 13mo
LeePeckover @Emilymdxn I strongly recommend This Way for the Gas to read along with Night. Wiesel describes the horrors and considers that people who suffered the most were people in the line of work Borowski did himself. Further made tragic by the fact Burowski later killed himself, by gas. 13mo
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FernsAndFairyTales
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Sometimes you need to be reminded. You need to re-confront the details of the Holocaust so it doesn‘t get compartmentalized into the “that was bad” part of your brain and left there. This book is full of so much humanity - good, bad, and a whole lot in between.

ApplesandSpindles Maus...❤❤❤ The Pulitzer was well earned. 12mo
FernsAndFairyTales @ApplesandSpindles Totally agree. It‘s amazing the balance of different things he was able to accomplish in writing the story. 12mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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We read Maus aloud in my 7th grade ELA class. Three students read the same part every day from beginning to end. I got them each a trophy. #TeachersOfLitsy

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s excellent! 1y
RadicalReader @WanderingBookaneer you honestly have the most awesome username I have ever seen. I love it. Makes me think of someone circumventing a sea of books lol rotfl 1y
HardcoverHearts How wonderful!! 1y
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mcausten_sister
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I teach this beauty the week we return from 🦃break. Heavy stuff, but I'm so excited that the World War II unit is giving me a chance to finally read it.

#History #TheHolocaust #GraphicNovels #Maus #Thanksgiving

Bradleygirl I remember doing this one in college. That was a privilege 13mo
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RebelGrrrl
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There's a goodreads group/podcast called "I Read Comic Books" (ircb) that does a monthly book club pick based on a theme, and this month's is a nonfiction comic and is Maus part 1. The book has been on my list for a while but I know it's gonna hurt. Still.... i'm glad I have a reason to read it. #comics #ircb #bookclub

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Lexikal
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Sad, poignant graphic novel (read as a teen many years ago) about the horrors of World War 2. Strangely enough using animals in place of humans works very well and made me feel much more for the main characters... Possibly because my brain distances me automatically from really processing the effects of the Holocaust on human victims. Been a long time since I read this but actually teared up.

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BooksBikes12
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I was very skeptical at first with these being graphic novels but wow was i wrong. I will never understand the hardships and shear pain that was inflicted upon the Jews during that very dark time in our history. These novels are so much more than just the graphic type. It gave you a look into the times and into the lives of so many amazing character's and their fight for survival. Two thumbs up for these for sure...👍👍

MStew They are so good! Great review 🐭😄 1y
Smrloomis Agree, these are amazing. 1y
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BooksBikes12
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...Can't wait to start these. Thank you thrift books 📚📚

MStew These are some of my favorite graphic novels!!!!! They are so good ! Thriftbooks rocks!😄 1y
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Heartwarming and heart wrenching, Speigelman so vividly brings to life the tension, desperation and desolation of his situation, it's so personal and real. The strife, humiliation and torture he endured and his resilience pure determination to survive maybe escape.to find his wife Anja after years of this.was profound. And touched me deeply.This was so good but so hard to read
Highly recommended. I'm speechless.
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MStew
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LOVED THESE GRAPHIC NOVELS!!! If you are a history buff especially WW2 then read these true account of a survivors story , cats are the Nazis and the mice are the jews, it's so good read it you will see!!!

#graphicnovel #MAUS

Bronte_Chintz These are fab, always loved them. 2y
mutlee So good! I got a chance to see Spiegelman speak some years ago. Very cool. 2y
Caroline2 I loved these so much!!! 😍 2y
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trioxin_sematary I've seen the artwork, very cool. I'd like this! 😙 2y
Caroline2 @mutlee oh wow, I am super jealous!! 😲 2y
MStew @mutlee so cool!!! 2y
MStew @Caroline2 they are so good! 2y
MStew @trioxin_sematary you would like this babe 😍😚 2y
BlueMonday42 I read these some years ago. They‘re so wonderfully done. 2y
MStew @BlueMonday42 awesome! They were great!! 2y
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KristinaRay
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It's hard to say I enjoyed it considering the topic of the book. This graphic novel is not only about what happened during the holocaust, but it explores the aftermath. The scenes with Vladek and his family were just as raw and tense as the rest of the book. You can feel the author trying to come to terms with his own issues through the writing of this book.

Not easy reading, but what book about the holocaust is?
#graphicnovel #holocaust

Crystalblu Agreed! Giving it a thumbs up felt weird. 2y
readinginthedark One of those times when it's important to note the distinction between, "This book is fantastic," versus, "I really enjoyed this book." 2y
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LitsyGetsGraphic
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Good morning Littens ☀️ you still can participate our discussion on Maus below 👇🏻

Under this post put you final thoughts for the book. Was it worth for reading?

Tag a person to whom you will recommend this book

We will announce our next date and read over the weekend.

Stay turned ❤️

Caroline2 This is a fantastic book that deserves to be up there with ‘Night‘ and ‘If this is a man‘ as the best books on the holocaust! It is also the first graphic novel I read and it completely changed my opinion on the genre! 2y
LitsyGetsGraphic @Caroline2 omg Caroline it‘s amazing. So happy to hear it!!!!❤️ Even if one person read a book our mission is accomplished 💪🏻 2y
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At the end of Book I, Art calls his father a "murderer" for destroying his mother's diaries after her suicide. What deos he mean by that? Why is it so important for Art to find out about Auschwitz and why does his father take a different approach?

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When they are returning from the Catskills near the end of the story, Art gets very mad when his father takes a racist attitude toward an African American hitchkiker. How does this incident illustrate the different meaning the Holocaust holds for Art and for his father?

LukkiAnn I was kind of shocking. It seems that holocaust was only a personal experience for Vladek his did not think about it in global prospective 2y
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Why do you think Spiegelman draws the characters of his book as animals? Do you think this, and the cartoon format in general, is an effective way of dealing with the subject matter?

LukkiAnn I think this was a kind of protection for a reader. If it was humans it would be very hard to read 2y
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Rise and shine Littens ☀️ it‘s Aug. 8 time for our discussion about Maus.I would not ask you our first traditional question “did you like it or not” this time, because even if you don‘t like it,you still feel a good amount of sympathy to those who went through Holocaust.
Let‘s start with Art and Vladek relationships.Through those 👆🏻 panels which open the book that was your first expression about this family?How did it change through the book?

Caroline2 Their relationship changed my view on holocaust survivors and their families. It had never occurred to me before how it must affect their children to grow up in that shadow. I thought the author portrayed the complexities of their relationship with honesty & compassion. I love this book! 💖 2y
LitsyGetsGraphic @Caroline2 great point! I didn‘t think in this prospective either. I think those people always were afraid future and raised their children with fear 2y
sebrittainclark It felt like a really realistic portrayal of family, like Art didn't want to sugar coat things. And I also do think it made it more clear how what holocaust survivors experienced had effects on their families born afterward 2y
KristinaRay I couldn‘t help but notice that the scenes involving Vladek‘s strained relationships with his wife and son were just as hard to witness as the scenes taking place during the war. I think Francoise points it out near the end that even though Vladek survived the holocaust in some ways he didn‘t survive. It‘s sad. 2y
LukkiAnn @KristinaRay I agree. Vladek seems still felling like a war prisoner 2y
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sebrittainclark
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5/5

I've been meaning to read this for a while, so I'm glad @LitsyGetsGraphic gave me the push to get it done.

It's a really hard story told really well that mixes the past with the present and the author's own place in his family's history.

LitsyGetsGraphic Glad you enjoyed it!!! 2y
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KristinaRay
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Ok last one for now, I promise.
#holocaust #graphicnovel

KatieanneF Oh my 😳 2y
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KristinaRay
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zzz This seems very interesting👍 2y
KristinaRay @Jen_is_always_reading It really is! I see why it won a Pulitzer. 2y
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KristinaRay
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This is what I‘m reading right now. Getting ready for the discussion on 8-8.
#graphicnovel #holocaust

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LitsyGetsGraphic
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Why should you read Maus “the greatest #graphicnovel ever written” and discuss with us on August 8? Reason #4️⃣ more reasons in feed ??

Spiegelman,having survived a nervous breakdown got a gig in the underground comix scene. An assignment was 3page #comic,and he decided to unpack his parents' Holocaust. His father had survived Auschwitz;could he tap Dad's experiences, despite their differences?

"All I knew was: This is unfinished business,"

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KristinaRay
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#Augusttbr
So this is the first time I‘ve ever made a tbr list for the month. This is ambitious for me, but I‘m working less and 120 degree weather keeps me indoors. I‘m hoping to surprise myself.

Geeklet I know it‘s on your Maybe list but I finished this book in July and it‘s SOOOO good. If you get a chance, try to squeeze it in. 2y
RavenLovelyReads Wow!! Best of luck to you!! I‘m hoping to finish 3 again ....I feel like a slacker! 2y
KristinaRay @Geeklet Oh good! I almost put it on for this month, but I‘m trying to be somewhat realistic with myself. 🙄 All my maybes will be for September TBR if I don‘t fit them in for August. (edited) 2y
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LitsyGetsGraphic Wow it is hot!! Both weather and your TBR❤️ 2y
KristinaRay @LitsyGetsGraphic oh and it‘s actually only 111 today! 🔥 🔥 2y
ladyneverwhere The knife of never letting go is so good! If you get the chance you should definitely try and read it :) 2y
KristinaRay @ladyneverwhere Really? Then that one will be next after The Girl With All The Gifts. I‘ve been wanting to try the author ever since I saw the movie When A Monster Calls. 2y
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KristinaRay
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Started this one tonight. Looking forward to the discussion on August 8th with @LitsyGetsGraphic about this Pulitzer Prize winning #graphicnovel.
#litsygetsgraphic

ReadingOver50 My daughter read this last year in high school so of course I read it too. 2y
KristinaRay @ReadingOver50 I love that they read this in high school! 2y
LitsyGetsGraphic @KristinaRay cannot wait ❤️ 2y
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Eyelit
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Catching up on this classic graphic novel and looking forward to discussing it with @LitsyGetsGraphic on August 8th. Anyone else interested in joining in? 😁#LitsyGetsGraphic

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sebrittainclark
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Went to the library and now I'm ready for the August @LitsyGetsGraphic

(Apparently my cat is ready too)

LitsyGetsGraphic Happy to see it! Enjoy the book 2y
KristinaRay I just got mine from the library too. 2y
Bradleygirl Oh man I remember Maus from college. That is a journey 2y
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Parvez
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My first ever Graphic novel. I loved it. Critics have classified Maus as memoir, biography, history, fiction, autobiography, or a mix of genres. In 1992, it became the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize (the Special Award in Letters).
🤘👌👍👍

Sace That was my first graphic novel as well. I read it waaay back in the 80s. It's a punch in the gut for sure. 2y
Parvez @RestlessFickleBookHoarder You are right. It's completely heartbreaking and sad.The author addresses full horrors of holocaust. 2y
thereadingowlvina Loved this graphic novel. Heartbreaking but I think it was brilliantly done! 2y
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Parvez @thereadingowlvina Yes absolutely! 2y
tammysue Yay - Glad you enjoyed it! 😊 2y
LitsyGetsGraphic Please discuss it with us on August 8! 2y
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LitMaven
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LitsyGetsGraphic We are discussing this book on August 8. Please join 🙏🏻❤️ 2y
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