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MAUS Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Maus is well-placed in the canon of Holocaust literature. Other books appropriate for readers of this age are: The Diary of Anne Frank, a diary of an adolescent Dutch-Jewish girl as she and her family hide to escape capture from the Nazis in Amsterdam; Number the Stars (Lois Lowry), a work of historical fiction about the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen during the Second World War; and Night (Elie Wiesel), a memoir about Wiesel's experiences in Auschwitz. In the vein of World War II accounts, the novel Black Rain (Masuji Ibuse) tells the story of Yasuko, a young girl caught in the radioactive "black rain" that followed the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

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