The Complete Maus

Book review by Michael Berry, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Unforgettable graphic memoir of the Holocaust.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 11+

It’s tough, but don’t be afraid

Of course this is a story of genocide, violence, and horror. But it’s also a true story of resilience, and one that I am sharing with my mature 12-year child by reading it with him and discussing. Don’t be afraid.

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age 10+

Art appreciation through the value of historical significance

I agree all children should read this book. Read this book to themselves and with a family member. Talk about the events taking place. The meaning of the art, how each animal is a representation of symbolic cultural demeaning that is placed upon ethnicity. Speak about the truth of the Holocaust. What it did to families, to those individuals, and why the Nazi's did what they did.

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For kids who love graphic novels and Holocaust stories

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