Express Yourself: Creativity-Sparking Books to Celebrate Freedom of Expression

Has this season of One Book, One Chicago and the 2022 theme of Freedom to Read got your creativity flowing? Perhaps you're thinking about celebrating your freedom to share, write, draw and create your own story, just like Art Spiegelman did in Maus. Here are some books that can help spark your creativity as you…
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About Art Spiegelman, Author of Maus

Art Spiegelman is one of the world’s most admired and beloved comic artists, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust narrative, Maus. Born in Stockholm in 1948, Spiegelman began studying cartooning in high school and drawing professionally at age sixteen. He studied art and philosophy at Harpur College before joining the underground comics movement in…
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About Maus by Art Spiegelman

CPL is pleased to announce that Maus is the 2022 One Book, One Chicago selection. A brutally moving work of art, widely hailed as the greatest graphic novel ever written, Maus recounts the chilling experiences of the author’s father during the Holocaust, with Jews drawn as wide-eyed mice and Nazis as menacing cats.   Maus is…
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5 Books We Dare You to Read

It takes a special book to be chosen as a One Book, One Chicago selection, and through the years, we’ve read some extraordinary stories together as a city. It might surprise you to know that not everyone thinks all of our past One Book, One Chicago titles are as special as we do. In fact, several…
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