A story of a Holocaust survivor in graphic novel form. Dark and powerful, yet moving, you hear about the author's parents, Vladek and Anja Spiegelman's time on the streets and Auschwitz in World War II. In a nutshell, these two are desperately yet cleverly saving themselves from the Nazis. (That's the first book). However, they are captured and sent to Auschwitz, a terrible concentration camp, where death and pain are everyday happenings. (That's the second book). Parents, depending on age, I would read this before your child. This, obviously, is an intense book.