The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

(Originally published in two volumes as Maus: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History and Maus: A Survivor’s Tale: And Then My Troubles Began)

Memoir about Vladek Spiegleman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe, and about his son, a cartoonist who tries to come to terms with his father, his story, and with history itself. Cartoon format portrays Jews as mice and Nazis as cats.

Recommended by Ms. Charpentier, Librarian: “The author’s process of grappling with his father’s life story and his own cultural heritage is all there on the page. The book is as much about that struggle as his father’s.”