Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

The great 'Maus' giveaway is on as bookstores, professors and churches counter Tennessee school board's ban

(JTA) — A rural Tennessee school board’s decision earlier this month to remove “Maus,” the celebrated graphic novel about the Holocaust, from its curriculum has attracted fierce backlash from other pockets of the state and beyond.

A nearby comic-book store is pledging to give away the book for free to every student in the county, an area church plans to hold a discussion on its themes and a college professor intends to offer free classes on the book to students in the county.

Nirvana Comics, a comic-book store in Knoxville, announced Thursday on social media that it would be giving away copies...


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