Holocaust book sales soar after TN ban

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NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after a Tennessee school district’s ban on “Maus” made national news, two editions of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel have reached the top 20 on Amazon.com and are in limited supply.

“Maus” was No. 12 on Amazon by early Friday evening and wasn’t available for delivery until mid-February. “The Complete Maus”, which includes a second volume, was #9 and sold out.

No books were in the top 1,000 at the start of the week.

Earlier this month, the McMinn County School Board in Tennessee voted to remove “Maus” due to “inappropriate language” and an illustration of a naked woman, according to court minutes. a council meeting. Spiegelman’s 1992 Pulitzer-winning autobiographical book recounts his father’s experiences as a Holocaust survivor.

The council’s decision came amid a wave of Conservative-sponsored legislation and other actions to remove the books from schools, along with other banned works including Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee.

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