A Tennessee school board barred schools from teaching a beloved graphic novel about the Holocaust in an unanimous vote the day before Holocaust Remembrance Day. The move to ban Art Spiegelman’s Maus, first reported by The Tennessee Holler, is the latest in a wave of book banning sweeping the country, particularly school districts in conservative areas. The McMinn County school board’s 10 members voted to axe Maus from curricula and school libraries, citing its use of the phrase “God Damn” and its drawings of “naked pictures,” . . . read the full article here.
Keywords: books, mcminn, school, county, holocaust, book, novel, members, prizewinning, maus, pulitzer, graphic, spiegelmans, tennessee
DATE: 1992, the day, Wednesday, nearly a decade
NORP: Nazis, German
EVENT: Holocaust, Holocaust Remembrance Day
WORK_OF_ART: the Pulitzer Prize