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Tennessee school board defends ban of Holocaust novel Maus

A Tennessee school board has defended its ban on a Pulitzer prize-winning novel about the Holocaust being taught in its classrooms. Following a backlash, board members cited the book's use of swear words, nudity and suicide, saying it was "simply too adult-oriented" for pupils. The graphic novel Maus: A Survivor's...
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A Tennessee school board removed the graphic novel 'Maus,' about the Holocaust, from curriculum due to language and nudity concerns

(CNN) — "Maus," the Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the experiences of Holocaust survivors, has been removed from an eighth-grade English language arts curriculum by a Tennessee school board over concerns about "rough, objectionable language" and a drawing of a nude woman. The McMinn County Board of Education voted...
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A Tennessee School Board Just Voted to Ban Maus

We’re 26 days into 2022, and there’s still almost a week left in January to turn this month around, but in light of recent news, I’m ready to call it: this year is off to a horrible start. We’ve got Omicron, abortion bans, Paris Hilton selling NFTs on The Tonight Show, and we’ve got the McMinn County School Board of Tennessee, which has decided in its infinite wisdom that Maus should be banned from all school curricula and libraries.
TENNESSEE STATE
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Tennessee School Board Bans Holocaust Graphic Memoir "Maus"

A school board in Tennessee has banned a Pulitzer prize-winning novel about the Holocaust from being taught in its classrooms. Board members voted in favour of banning the novel because it contained swear words and a naked illustration. The graphic novel Maus: A Survivor's Tale depicts how the author's parents...
TENNESSEE STATE

‘If They Can Ban MAUS, No Work Is Safe’: CBLDF Blasts School Censorship Of Award-Winning Graphic Novel

Earlier this week, a Tennessee school board unanimously voted to remove Maus, a Holocaust-themed graphic novel, from its eighth-grade language arts curriculum, rekindling concerns of censorship of comics and other material aimed at teens and young adults. Maus, by Art Spiegelman, draws on his family’s personal experience surviving a Nazi concentration camp. It was the first graphic novel to win the Pulitzer Prize (in 1992) and is a frequently-cited example to make the case that the comics medium is capable of addressing serious themes in sophisticated ways.
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