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Tennessee school board removes 'Maus,' iconic Holocaust book, from its curriculum


February 4, 2022

Author Art Spiegelman.

(JTA) - A Tennessee school board voted unanimously to remove "Maus," Art Spiegelman's graphic memoir about his father's Holocaust experience, from its curriculum after board members raised objections about curse words, nude drawings and "not wise or healthy" content within it.

Spiegelman, who won a 1992 Pulitzer Prize for the book, told CNBC that the decision was "Orwellian" and said he doubted that the McMinn County school board's decision to stop teaching his book had only to do with his choice of words.

During a board meeting Jan. 10, educators explained that "Maus" was an "anchor text"...

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