Eric Binu

Maus by Art Spiegelman

Published: 1980

Genre: Graphic Novel

Awards: Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards, American Book Award

Think of a book with an equal share of history, comedy, and horror. Now turn that book into a graphic novel that thousands around the globe have read. Maus is all this and more. The book follows and is a biography of, the author’s father as he survives the holocaust as a Jewish man from Poland in Aushwitz-Birkenau, the site of the biggest genocide in the 20th century. The book portrays a mixture of hatred, betrayal, and tragedy and simultaneously shares a story of hope, peace, and joy. Maus has managed to become a bestseller despite being challenged worldwide. This novel will forever be seen as a book of memories.