Tennessee school board bans Pulitzer prize-winning Holocaust novel, Maus

Banning books is the definition of ignorance and just what the nazi cats in Maus would do so I guess it’s par for the course for these conservatives.

The good news is, nothing makes a book more desirable to read than a school board banning it. (And if you have never read Maus before, I highly recommend it.)

A Tennessee school board has banned a Pulitzer prize-winning novel from its classrooms over eight curse words and an illustration of a naked cartoon mouse.

The graphic novel, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale by New Yorker Art Spiegelman, uses hand-drawn illustrations of mice and cats to depict how the author’s parents survived Auschwitz during the Holocaust.

The graphic memoir elevated a pulp mass medium to high art when it nabbed a slew of literary awards in 1992 but appears not to have impressed educators in McMinn county.

Ten board members unanimously agreed in favor of removing the novel from the eighth-grade curriculum, citing its use of the phrase “God Damn” and drawings of “naked pictures” of women, according to minutes taken from a board of education meeting earlier this month.