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The Common Read Selection Committee is pleased to announce the 2016 – 2017 selection, “The Complete Maus”, the first graphic novel to win a Pulitzer Prize. This book was selected after much deliberation by a committee composed of USA Faculty, students, and staff. Ten titles were reviewed during this process.

“The Complete Maus” fits the parameters established for USA’s Common Read; including the following:

  • Potential to engage students and spark discussion
  • Appeal to a wide range of students
  • Possibilities for classroom use, including the First Year Experience classes
  • Inclusion of cross-cultural education, awareness, knowledge, and sensitivity
  • Possibilities for campus programming
  • Relevance for student life

Faculty teaching The Complete Maus can order their desk copy from the publisher at