Campaign Goal is Providing ‘Maus’ to 19th Ward Schools

January 30, 20230

Jews of Beverly, a Facebook group for Jewish neighbors; Bookie’s – Chicago bookstore, and 19th Ward Mutual Aid, a not-for-profit organization chartered to support charitable and educational needs in the 19th Ward, have started a fundraising campaign to purchase copies of “Maus” two-book sets for all local schools in the 19th Ward.  

Author Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about Holocaust survivors “Maus” became the topic of widespread outcry in January when a school board in Tennessee voted to ban it from its 8th grade curriculum.  

“We hope that this will be the beginning of a campaign to deliver books to our schools’ libraries that honor, promote, and celebrate the diversity that makes this ward strong,” said Tim Noonan, director of 19th Ward Mutual Aid. 

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