Reading Group Guides for The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman
“The most affecting and successful narrative ever done about the Holocaust.” —The Wall Street Journal
“The first masterpiece in comic book history.” —The New Yorker
One of Variety‘s “Banned and Challenged Books Everyone Should Read.”
Maus is widely hailed as the greatest graphic work of all time. The first—and only—graphic work to win a Pulitzer, Art Spiegelman’s seminal graphic nonfiction tells an unforgettable story of survival, recounting the chilling experiences of his father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.
Over thirty years after its original publication, Maus is once again made headlines when Tennessee school boards banning the book. Now is the perfect time to revisit or discover this work for the first time—which is why we’ve created not one but two reading group guides to help inform your discussions and enhance your reading experience. Delve into the story with your book club using our discussion guide or discover how to read along with your children (recommended age 12+) with a discussion guide aimed for reading Maus with kids.
To download a PDF of the discussion guide, click here. To download a PDF of the discussion guide for parents reading with children, click here. Or click on either image below.