WWII graphic novel to be discussed at Des Plaines History Center
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The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the Des Plaines History Center’s book group plans to read war-related titles throughout the year. Maus by Art Spiegelman is now available at the readers services desk at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood Ave. Maus, which is published in a comic-book format, relates the chilling story of how the author’s father survived the Holocaust. Spiegelman combines history and art in this graphic novel to cover ground that is indescribable. Maus is a two-volume set that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Adults and high school students are welcome to attend the discussion of Maus, Volume I & II. While there, guests are invited to view the History Center’s new exhibit, “World War II: Des Plaines and the War against Fascism.” For more information, call the History Center or visit the website.