Posted on February 1, 2022 at 10:30 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The outrage over a school board's decision to ban a Holocaust memoir from the curriculum has been channeled into positive action, reports NPR.
The McMinn County School Board in Tennessee voted unanimously to replace Maus by Art Spiegelman, citing concerns with profanity and nude images ... right before International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Now, according to NPR, the book is flying off all sorts of shelves, from brick-and-mortar bookstores to Amazon to libraries.
Several bookstores in Tennessee and beyond are offering free copies to students, with funds supporting this effort coming in from across the world.
A professor at a North Carolina' college is offering a free online course for McMinn County eighth-graders and high school students who want to read Maus.
And there's more — so much more.
Head to NPR to learn more about how bookstores, educators, and community organizations are making sure Maus's message is still heard.
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