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Announcing the 2020 Readmont

Announcing the 2020 Readmont: The Complete Maus

We are pleased to announce the official launch of Readmont 2020, Piedmont’s “one city, one book” project, now in its ninth year! All Piedmonters are encouraged to read Maus by Art Spiegelman.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus shares the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to terms with his father’s story. The graphic novel form (the Nazis are cats, the Jews mice), shocks us out of any lingering sense of familiarity and succeeds in “drawing us closer to the bleak heart of the Holocaust” (The New York Times).

A limited number of copies will be available for checkout at each school library. Also, A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair is offering a 20% discount on this title. Stay tuned for book discussion dates in April.  We hope this common reading experience will forge positive connections among students, staff, parents and community members and encourage reading as a medium of collaboration.

For more information, please contact Kathryn Levenson, PHS Librarian at or Beth Black, PHS English Teacher at


Kathryn Levenson
510 594 2781



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