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'Maus' author to Federation forum: Parental control, whitewashing led to book

(JNS) — Yet again, those who wanted to learn about Maus had to leapfrog obstacles.

This time, it wasn’t the limitations of parental consent. It was the limitations of technology.

More than 10,000 viewers flooded into an online discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Art Spiegelman on Monday to hear him speak about last month’s removal of his iconic Holocaust graphic novel Maus from a Tennessee school board’s curriculum. The public response to the Zoom session, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, was greater than the number of user licenses available, forcing a virtual...

 

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