Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Title

Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History

Authors

Art Spiegelman

Publisher

Pantheon Books

Publication Year

1986

ISBN

9780394747231

Pages

159 pages

Genre

biography

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

An autobiographical and biographical cartoon in which the author explores his strained relationship with his father, an Auschwitz survivor, while also relating the story of his parent's experiences as Jews in wartime Poland, as told to him by his dad during a series of conversations they had years later in New York and Vermont.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Immigrants and refugees; Mental illness; Illness; death of a child; death of a mother; immigrant parents; family separation; adult with depression; suicide; heart disease; diabetes

Main Character

adult male

Race/Ethnicities

White (Polish)

Family Formation

father

Awards

Best Books for Young Adults, 1986
Graphic Novels: Selected Titles for Children and Teens, 2013 High SchoolAge and Older
Tell Them We Remember: Selected Literature for Children and Teens about the Holocaust and World War II, 2007 Hard Truths: Fiction for Young Adults
Alaska Battle of the Books, 2009
High School
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 1988

Keywords

Holocaust; Auschwitz; Poland; World War II; Jewish; Judaism; memories; father-son relationship; survival

Diversity Impact

direct

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