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Maus: A Survivor's Tale : My Father Bleeds History/Here My Troubles Began/Boxed | 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.
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NomNoms

“It's as if life equals winning, so death equals losing“

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Of course, I had to read both... This one some how isn't as terrifying as the first. But it's probably because I can't even fathom how bad it was. Can you truly understand what hell on earth is like? Watching people die from pure exhaustion, walking over corpses, smelling their bodies burn. And constantly realizing that you're probably going to be next. If you don't come up with a plan, you're just like everyone else. Dead.

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Stephen King you can keep all your horror stories to yourself. This is one of the scariest books around because it's real. This happened. People just “disappeared“ never to be heard from again. Family members taken away, people asked to pick a side with no knowledge of what each side meant. Hiding, starving, barely surviving in cramped terrifying conditions. What happens when the scariest monster you can think of is real?

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I was worried about how those stark black and white illustrations crowding the page would effectively convey such an intensely personal history but it was perfection.

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IndoorDame
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I remember this being around the house when I was a kid, & I know I flipped through it occasionally but I didn‘t decide to sit down & read the whole thing until it was banned earlier this year. (My library clearly needs more copies cuz it‘s been on hold since then!) I didn‘t remember this being a dual timeline story. Grounding it in the ‘present‘ really helped me connect with it by showing 2 such different generations‘ takes.

Texreader I bought it because of the ban but haven‘t had a chance to read it yet 2mo
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Rissa1
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I don't know what to say. There are so many books about the Holocaust but the Maus series just hits differently. 4⭐️
#JoysOfJune

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DavidDiamond
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After a school in Tennessee banned the book, I went out and purchased my own copy.
First graphic novel I've ever read (My husband teasingly would ask, "How's your comic book?", to which I would reply, "Oh,my Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel? It's amazing!").
With Jews depicted as mice & Nazis depicted as cats, this heartbreaking memoir about a son's quest to document his father's experience in Nazi occupied Poland deserves all the accolades.

Yuki_Onna Why on earth does a school ban such an important book??? 😮 What reasons do they give? Banning a book about the Nazi crimes seems hard to believe here. I'm from Germany - Hitler, the Holocaust and WWII are a huge topic. I see why states and schools should ban 'Mein Kampf', but banning a book working up the Holocaust written by a Jew whose parents survived Auschwitz??? Unbelieveable...) 7mo
Leftcoastzen @Yuki_Onna I think one reason given was naked mice .(not kidding) 7mo
Yuki_Onna @Leftcoastzen Whattt?!? 😆🙄 I don't know whether I should laugh or cry now... That could be ridiculous if it weren't so sad... 7mo
DavidDiamond @Yuki_Onna @Leftcoastzen - Apparently the reason was because at one point in the story Spiegelman calls his dead mother a “bitch“ and they didn't like the language. I know, seriously. Talk about throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Here's the article about it: https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-696465 7mo
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Bookzombie
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This has been languishing on my TBR for years and I finally picked it up due the ridiculous banning in TN. Spiegelman‘s work is powerful and it‘s important to hear his father‘s story. The book is not only about the Holocaust though. It‘s also about the author‘s relationship with his parents, especially his father. I can‘t recommend this graphic novel enough.

Reggie I keep thinking about all these bans and I don‘t think people realize how close they are to the Nazis and all that book burning. How they are the same people who want to tell us to read, to tell women what they should do, to (cause we the queer people are next) probably tell us queer people who we can love. They‘re the same people who don‘t want government telling them what to do. So frustrating. 5mo
Bookzombie @Reggie It is so frustrating! I think some realize and don‘t care, some just don‘t see it and some just don‘t/won‘t hear it. Also, I think it very easy for some to forget history and for some to take themselves out of it. They think these decisions don‘t affect them. 5mo
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JackOBotts
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I mean…wow…what an emotional experience. I don‘t have the right words to articulate my feelings.
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Rissa1
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Finished this and handed it to my 13 year old son. Hopefully it is something we will both enjoy.

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Jobridge
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Picked up another graphic novel haul from the library because this finally came in on reserve for me!

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JackOBotts
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My library hold came through, so we‘re bumping this to the top of my reading list.

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LibraryCin
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I think I liked this better this second time around; I was paying better attention. Although the current day story in Part II didn‘t focus as much on Art‘s father and his 2nd wife, but there was still plenty happening in the “current” day with Art, his wife, and his father. We had a few more nationalities in part II, all drawn with/represented by different types of animals. Cont in comments.

LibraryCin This one also included Art drawing himself dealing with the success of part I‘s publication and trying to write/draw part II. This one also had the end of WWII with Art‘s father getting out of Auschwitz and meeting up later with Art‘s mother. A very good book, and a different way to get the message out about what happened during the Holocaust 8mo
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I read this in 1999, 2014 and then again last month after that backward school district banned it. I never mentioned Maus II here though, so a late post. In brief, it‘s brilliant, surprisingly powerful yet again, and one of those books you can‘t help wishing everyone would read. What caught my attention this time is how secondary the actual story is, the Auschwitz story, and how much is about his relationship with his father, and his art.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I missed the news about a school district banning it - what?? 8mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Graywacke oh my word. That's so ridiculous! Thanks for bringing me up to speed. 8mo
Graywacke @MommyWantsToReadHerBook right, that‘s the perfect word. I think if you look at the book pages here on Litsy (Maus I and II and the complete Maus) you‘ll see a lot of interesting posts about it. (Sales took off in February in response and stores sold out of Maus. 🙂) 8mo
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AmyK1
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1. My TBR bookshelf.
2. Tagged
3. Only one so far-The Paris Orphan

Thanks for the tag @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Love the legs and color❣️ 9mo
AmyK1 @Eggs thank you! It was an old cabinet my uncle made for my grandparents 50+ years ago and I refinished it. My first time trying and I am very happy with the results! 9mo
Eggs @AmyK1 you did a great job! (edited) 9mo
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alisiakae
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A few years back, I made a change to only read #OwnVoices books when the topic is the Holocaust. Surprisingly, I hadn‘t read this one yet. When it was banned in 8th grade classrooms in TN, the state right next door, at the same time it appeared on Maya‘s curriculum, I knew it was time. We‘ve been discussing it this week, and the many parallels to my husband ms family history. Spiegelman recounts his family experience from his father‘s POV ⬇️

alisiakae and it is a powerful story. This absolutely belongs in middle school curriculums, and is going on my must-read recommendation shelf. #readbannedbooks #pop22 #duology (1) 9mo
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When I saw the news that this book was being banned I had to check it out. After reading it in a couple hours, I don‘t see why it was banned. The people that banned this book must forget that teens hear and see worse on tv and from their peers. This is part of our awful world history and it needs to be taught, not banned. I hope this book gets into the hands of the students where it is being banned!

APLitlife I teach this book. The students love it. 9mo
KathyWheeler I don‘t think it‘s about “protecting the kids;” in fact, I don‘t think it ever was. It‘s all about control over thought. 9mo
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LKK526

The censorship of books is disconcerting. If you don‘t want to read something don‘t, but don‘t abrogate my right to so so. No earth shattering observations here but needs to be said. The only way a book can hurt me is if you hit me over the head with it. Apologies to those I didn‘t tag

LibrarianRyan I agree.! 9mo
ozma.of.oz Well said! 9mo
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LKK526 @ozma.of.oz 👍 9mo
bthegood This is on my TBR, and I agree 👍 9mo
LKK526 @bthegood 😃👍 9mo
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LKK526

Impressive. I ordered this as soon as I read the article about it being banned.

bthegood I have this also - its on my TBR list - FYI you can reply to peoples comments by clicking on their comment (on the computer there is a little button to the right/bottom of the comment that you can hit) - a box opens for your reply - it keeps the conversation in the same post - makes it easier to follow the conversations ( I think) 🙂 (edited) 9mo
LKK526 Thanks for the tip. The only thing I have t the bottom of your comment are 3 dots but it just says edit or delete. Am I looking in wrong place? 9mo
LKK526 @bthegood just figured it out. Thanks! 9mo
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bthegood @LKK526 you're welcome and thx for comments, I enjoy your insights😊 9mo
alisiakae Love seeing the support for reading banned books! 9mo
LKK526 @4thhouseontheleft such a slippery slope 9mo
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alisiakae
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Look what‘s next up in Maya‘s 8th grade ELA class?

I love her school. #bannedbooks #readbannedbooks

Sarahreadstoomuch I‘m reading this today myself! 9mo
Branwen Excellent! 👏 9mo
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Ruthiella 👏👏👏 9mo
marleed I‘m thrilled she gets to read this as a class project. It gives me hope! 9mo
alisiakae @marleed me too! Now I just hope she feels safe in the discussions, considering many of her ancestors (on hubby‘s side) were killed in the Holocaust. Her ELA teacher sometimes forgets that there are students in the classroom with closer connections to things. There was an issue in Jan during class of the YRE of Omnivore‘s Dilemma when she didn‘t realize her language around food was problematic and triggering for students with an ED. 9mo
alisiakae @Sarahreadstoomuch I plan on reading it too! 9mo
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The fact that this is “banned” blows my mind (except it doesn‘t, because almost nothing can shock me these days). Graphic novels aren‘t usually my thing, but this is worth a read. It‘s heartbreaking but it‘s important that we hear true accounts of these atrocities lest we forget…

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BacklistB__ch
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I bought this because it‘s been banned and I‘d never read it. I was never into graphic novels, but this is a wonderful, difficult, heart wrenching book.

Smrloomis Completely agree! 9mo
marleed I almost ordered from Amazon (out of stock). Then I decided I want to buy this new and locally just in case anyone is keeping track of those sales as a local perspective on this ban. 9mo
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Branwen
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My book video this week is a little bit different than usual - I combined the Teens & Adults into one video so I could talk about books that have been recently banned/challenged! This one is really close to my heart! ❤ Please give it a view and a like! I would really appreciate it! 💕 📖

Teens & Adult Book Recs: Recently Banned/Challenged Books:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYdHyaWXPcw&t=154s

kspenmoll Nice video!!! 9mo
Branwen @kspenmoll Thank you so much! That really means a lot! 9mo
vivastory This was a great video! 👏 👏 (BTW Did you see the Spiegleman totes that The Strand is selling?) 9mo
Branwen @vivastory Thank you so much! And thanks for watching! It means a lot! NO! 😲😲 I did not see them! I will have to hop over to their website and check it out! 9mo
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EclecticBookLover
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My #FabulousFebruary wrap up. Accomplished my goal of 3 books. Thanks fir hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 Thanks for playing along. 10mo
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My son has The Complete Maus so I was able to read the 2nd part of the story today. Matthew, who read this in the 8th grade and is now 22, and I had a discussion about why people would want to ban this. He may not be a reader but even he knows that banning books is stupid and that it backfires.

The 2nd part was just as good as the first and I still believe everyone should read this.

kspenmoll I totally agree! 10mo
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Christine
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I‘m appalled by the senseless banning of this but very grateful to have read it. I‘ll be sharing with my kids and students and many others. ❤️

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vivastory
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In partnership with The Synagogue, Magic City Books is giving away free copies of Maus in person while supplies last 👏👏

LeahBergen How cool is that? 👏👏 10mo
Suet624 Wonderful 10mo
Nute Right on! 10mo
Branwen This is FANTASTIC! 10mo
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I read an interesting article with Art Spiegelman addressing the Tennessee school board decision. He had a few good points: 1. People want a “warm & fuzzy” Holocaust version of events. 2. The school board wants to promote a version where the Americans were the heroes and use that message as their focus on WWII 3. This was never about nudity (it‘s a mouse) or profanity but the resistance of facing the dark and evil side of humanity. #Defiance

CarolynM I read something today that said that suggested that some school boards don't want any books about the holocaust in school libraries unless there are also books that present "the other side".???? I despair. 10mo
TrishB Warm and fuzzy doesn‘t really sit next to Holocaust does it. 10mo
Cinfhen Exactly @TrishB That‘s INFURIATING @CarolynM Like there was actually two sides / like the Jews were actually opponents 🤬😭😭this idea of making EVERYTHING warm & fuzzy is so ridiculous. And don‘t get me started on Whoopi Goldberg 🙄😞 10mo
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Librariana @Cinfhen - Cindy, a colleague of mine shared a great article from Mother Jones (https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/02/the-inside-story-of-the-banning-of-...), but the more I read it, the more it upset me. Like Mr. Spiegelman said, it's almost as if the board members were asking why a 'nicer' version of the Holocaust couldn't be taught. The entire thing is beyond ridiculous. 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much for sharing that article @Librariana it‘s so sad to see how this school board tried to justify their actions. It makes you question the idea of public education!!! 10mo
sarahbarnes Agreed. I taught Maus to 8th graders and my 13yo daughter has my copies and has read them more than once. It‘s very similar to the backlash here right now against teaching “critical race theory” in schools. White people want a nicer version of their racism taught here too. 10mo
Cinfhen It‘s so disheartening @sarahbarnes I feel for teachers and what they‘re up against. 10mo
eanderson I‘m concerned that history will repeat itself because we are so concerned with offending people with the truth. It sickens me. The Holocaust shouldn‘t be warm and fuzzy. It‘s uncomfortable, upsetting, and completely heartbreaking. It wasn‘t the first time that Jews were persecuted and it certainly won‘t be the last time that something that disgusting will happens to a group of people. My dad started teaching us about the Holocaust at an early age (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen Thanks for your encouraging words @eanderson I wish more people would share that same compassion and conviction. Unfortunately history does repeat and there are numerous cases of genocide occurring today. Elie Wiesel‘s son just called out China on the ethnic cleansing of the Uighur community. 😔 10mo
eanderson ☹️ People suck. I cannot express the passionate hate I have for seeing or hearing the words ethnic cleansing!!! 😫 10mo
Cinfhen I know!!! It‘s sickening @eanderson 😠😭 10mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spiegelman‘s second volume focuses on his father Vladek‘s time in the camps. It‘s a brutal read, and as with volume one, we also glimpse the aftereffects. Surviving is a lifelong challenge. I can‘t stress enough how essential these books are to better understanding what so many innocent people experienced. It‘s within the pages of banned and challenged books, that empathy flourishes.

tjwill Well said! I completely agree. 10mo
britt_brooke @tjwill Thank you! 10mo
Cinfhen #Advocate #RebelReader 🙌🏻♥️ 10mo
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen Love the hashtags - thank you! 💚💚 10mo
mrp27 I first read these in college, back in the early 90‘s, and this is what got me started on graphic novels. Showed me how powerful the gn could be in story telling. 10mo
britt_brooke @mrp27 What an amazing introduction into graphic novels! 10mo
Cinfhen More Tennessee shenanigans I found
Click to read this: --> https://worldisraelnews.com/tennessee-teacher-tells-students-how-to-torture-a-je...
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen OMG and WTF. This teacher should be fired. On top of that, there should not be bible classes in public schools. Private schools can do what they want, but it‘s not appropriate in public schools. Tennessee is embarrassing. 10mo
Cinfhen Scary! I agree, Bible class doesn‘t belong in public schools. I‘m sure the Bible teacher isn‘t even accredited or licensed 10mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When a book is ignorantly removed from a county in your state, the obvious move is take it from your shelf and crack it open. It‘s clear why this won a Pulitzer. Spiegelman recounts his family‘s experiences in the years/months/days leading to Auschwitz. This draws from his father‘s experiences and life after surviving the unimaginable. The black and white art and metaphoric animals are so effective in conveying the fear and brutality.

KathyWheeler I really think most 8th graders are perfectly capable of handling Maus, so I find the reasoning behind removing it from the curriculum to be disingenuous. 10mo
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler I 100% agree! 10mo
Leftcoastzen What @KathyWheeler said.I was so impressed with it. I can‘t find my copy, did I trade it ? There have been downsizings & moves. 10mo
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Prairiegirl_reading 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 10mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen I can‘t believe I hadn‘t read it previously. I bought both volumes years ago from a now sadly closed local used book shop, but never found the right time to pick them up. Of course, now was perfect. 10mo
Cinfhen #GoBritt 🙌🏻🧡 this was actually your county??? That‘s really sad to hear. The removal of this book especially on International Holocaust Day was total BS. Thank you for standing up to hatred😘😘 10mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen No, not my county, thankfully, but a county in my state (it‘s in east Tennessee). It makes me so angry when people do this shit. And I love how it always backfires. Maus is getting so much attention and rightfully so. (edited) 10mo
Cinfhen Oh good!!! I was worried 😅 10mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I‘d have to move!!! 😂 10mo
Cinfhen I was thinking just that 😉 10mo
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Love to see so many people buying Maus in response to attempts to ban it

Kenyazero Our library went from seeing it checked out maybe 4 times a year to having over 75 holds on it right now! 10mo
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I finally got around to reading these. I've had them awhile, but haven't made the time to read them. I'm glad I finally did. The people wanting to ban this book clearly haven't read it. Typical 😓 I think it's completely fine for 8th grade. What do they think is going to happen if kids read it? Are they going to sprout tails and start listening to the rock n roll music? I mean come on...
It's important kids learn about the Holocaust.

Patchshank There is no way to sugar coat this period in history. Parents are going to do much more harm by trying to. 10mo
KathyWheeler I never know if I‘m a good judge of what most people think is fine for 8th graders or not because my mom didn‘t restrict my reading. I read some pretty graphic books on the Holocaust with pictures of actual people when I was much younger than 8th grade. I‘m convinced most 8th graders can handle it, and that we‘ve gotten into a ridiculous habit of always underestimating our kids in the US. This desire to “protect” them does them no favors. 10mo
Cortg I read this article today. The author/journalist reviewed the school board minutes that took place over pulling Maus from the curriculum. It's an entertaining yet also frusterating article. https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/02/the-inside-story-of-the-banning-of-... 10mo
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Patchshank @KathyWheeler I'm not sure I'm a good judge either. I had everything restricted as a kid, but my mom didn't pay close attention so I was still able to sneak stuff easily. But we read Night in 7th grade as part of class. We read some of Diary of a Young girl, but most of the focus was on Night. That was fine. Between this and the whole "teachers need to be unbiased on Nazis" thing, it's super concerning. 10mo
KathyWheeler @Patchshank I can‘t understand where this “teachers and libraries need to be unbiased about Nazis” thing even came from! Why? At one point, bias against Nazis was one thing pretty much everyone agreed on. 10mo
vivastory I was in the 9th grade when Schindler's List was released on VHS & it was shown several times in my school. This was a little overshadowed by what happened w/ Maus but just a couple of days before it was banned, a school board in MO banned FOUR books in a high school, including Toni Morrison & Alison Bechdel:
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/news-and-features/articles/missouri-school-distric...
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TheKidUpstairs I read an article from someone who was in the meeting where they made the decision on Maus. They freely admitted not having read it, not having even seen it. So frustrating 10mo
Patchshank @vivastory The amount of pettiness in that article is astounding. "My kids aren't allowed to say bitch at school, so they shouldn't be allowed to read the word either." Soooooo petty. People should have to read the book before they agree to ban it. Can't ban it until they read it and are able to provide proof they read and understood it. 10mo
Patchshank @Cortg sorry tagged the wrong person. I'll read the article you posted @vivastory 10mo
Patchshank @vivastory I haven't read any of those books, so I don't feel like I can comment on them. But I think my previous comments probably still apply. You can't sugar coat the bad things in the world or just ban your kids from learning about it. That does way more damage. People should still be required to read the books they want to ban. Most books probably wouldn't get banned. 10mo
KathyWheeler @vivastory I‘ve read both The Bluest Eye and Fun Home and loved both. I haven‘t read the others that were mentioned. 10mo
KathyWheeler @Cortg The stupidity on display in that article was so frustrating! 10mo
RebL This is a book I've been meaning to read, but other priorities prevented me from doing so. YKWIM? Now it's skipped right to the top. That's the way with challenged & banned books. It'll probably get a boost again in Sept with Banned Books Week.
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allureofbeauty They‘re amazing. 10mo
Patchshank @KathyWheeler I agree! How has that became a dividing issue? That was the one thing everyone had in common. The guy who disagreed? No one spoke to that guy. 10mo
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Leftcoastzen
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This is one solution to book banning ! People have to rise up! https://www.jta.org/2022/01/28/united-states/the-great-maus-giveaway-is-on-as-bo...

TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 10mo
wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Hooked_on_books The thing about people banning books is that it just ends up bringing more attention to those books. And it‘s also stupid and reflects the fears of the attempted banners. 10mo
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Kayla.Adriena
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I'm so incredibly weary of the times. As soon as I see a copy of Maus in an indy we'll be adding it to our library for sure!

TheBookHippie I‘m weary too. 10mo
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ravenlee

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/02/the-inside-story-of-the-banning-of-...

A report on the Maus debacle from someone who read the school board meeting minutes. Spoiler alert: these are the people who never did the assigned reading in the first place.

vivastory Them complaining about the Eubie Blake song that's 100 years old 🙄🙄 10mo
wordslinger42 I didn't read Maus until I was in college, but I think it would have been beneficial to read it at a younger age. I'll never understand decisions like this! It's even worse that they wanted to ban it based on reviews they read, not their own reading. 10mo
ravenlee @vivastory I can‘t even figure out how that song came up. Who told that idiot it was a “poem” on the curriculum? 10mo
ravenlee @wordslinger42 I only read it a few years ago, but I wish it had been required at my HS. Eighth grade seems a bit young to me, but not outrageous. I really hate the “surely there must be another book” comment - for one, books are not completely interchangeable, and for another, do the work yourself and come up with a substitute! 10mo
Hestapleton I also didn‘t read Maus until I was older. Eighth grade feels young to me, but I‘d definitely read it with my son, have lots of talks with him about it. If I really felt he wasn‘t ready for it, I‘d talk with his teacher. Lots of options before we just BAN books people. 🙄 10mo
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SqueakyChu
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It‘s time for a reread of this #BannedBook. Come join us for a group read on #LibraryThing. https://www.librarything.com/topic/339164#

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Agreed.

Jadams1776 I didn‘t read Maus until college, but it‘s great! Banning it makes zero sense 10mo
Leftcoastzen I couldn‘t agree more! 10mo
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AprilMae
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I read both books during a history course in college. Our final project was a 3 page paper on the books and the symbolism used in it. I turned in a 15 pages paper, and could have wrote more. I will continue to recommend this book to everyone and anyone. #bannedbooks are usually ones everyone needs to read.

Alfoster Absolutely!👏👏👏👏 10mo
TheBookHippie ♥️💯 10mo
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ravenlee

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/30/books/book-ban-us-schools.html

A look at the current climate of book banning.

Alfoster Saw this and it‘s frightening! Glad I‘m retired (high school English teacher) or I‘d be ranting at someone now!😱😝 10mo
LibrarianRyan ☠ ☠It's just sooooooo. ☠ 10mo
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Texreader
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#sundayfunday

1 & 3) Absolutely; the tagged book is the perfect example. I doubt I would have read it but for the TN school board banning it.

2) I don‘t recall books being banned when I was a kid. Maybe that wasn‘t a thing where I grew up. My mom was and is a big reader so she‘d give me books that kept me reading well beyond what would be read by others my age. So I am fortunate censorship was not a part of my childhood.

KathyWheeler You know, I don‘t recall this being an issue when I was a kid either. The American Library Association‘s list only goes back to 1990, so I‘m wondering if that‘s when it started being a really big thing? 10mo
Texreader @KathyWheeler That‘s very interesting. I graduated in 1986. I noticed after I graduated that more and more school boards were censoring high school newspapers. I was the editor of mine for three years, and I didn‘t shy away from hard subjects. I don‘t think it ever crossed the school board‘s mind to censor me. So I was so puzzled when I saw it happening around the country. And now my kids‘ high school newspaper is so dumbed down. 🙁 10mo
ozma.of.oz I felt the same way about the tagged book! Thank you for sharing! 10mo
Leftcoastzen It‘s bankrolled and organized now.I just posted an article from the Guardian.It is keeping me awake at night.At least tonight anyway. 10mo
Texreader @Leftcoastzen It‘s pretty distressing, this just another sign of the times. 10mo
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wanderinglynn
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#sundayfunday

1. Absolutely! I remember when the 3d HP book was being released, the series was getting banned & even burned (I lived in the south at that time.) That‘s exactly why I picked up the series.

2. My parents never restricted my reading. I read what I want. I don‘t really remember discussions of banned books. Of course, I also lived in my own little bookish world and was blissfully unaware of most things.

3. Tagged

ozma.of.oz Your answer for number one makes me think of the fifth book, Umbridge banning the Quibbler. 😁 Thanks for sharing! 10mo
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TheBookHippie
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kspenmoll Thanks!!!! 10mo
megnews Do they know the definition of liberty? 🙄 😡 😤 10mo
TheBookHippie @megnews HA. No. 😂 10mo
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GingerAntics Why do these nut jobs always use liberty sarcastically? Just curious. They can‘t honestly believe their actions are championing the cause of liberty. Morons. 10mo
TheBookHippie @GingerAntics please it‘s generally bigoted against a group, religion or sexual choice. It never has anything to with the actual book. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 10mo
GingerAntics @TheBookHippie of course not. It‘s an agenda and nothing more. I swear, they get paid by people to pull this 🤬. 10mo
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Nessavamusic
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#sundayfunday

1. Yes
2. I read many when we was younger, many for school. Thankfully I was raised in a community that did not ban books.
3. I now definitely want to read the tagged book.

ozma.of.oz Maus has ended up on Amazon‘s bestseller list now! Thanks for sharing! 10mo
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ozma.of.oz
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In light of a TN school district‘s decision this past week, we‘re talking banned books. 🚫

1. Probably.
2. I remember in elementary school doing a class wide project free will and control in The Giver. I still have my copy somewhere.
3. Tagged and stacked.

#SundayFunday Have a great day, don‘t forget to tag me, and go forth and read banned books!

Amiable I literally just pulled “Maus” from my shelves to read it again! 10mo
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yoavshai
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 171.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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EclecticBookLover
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SRWCF 💯💯💯 10mo
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