JJJ Book Club: Sarah Cohen-Scali's 'Max' Book Cover Sparks Twitter Outrage

JJJ Book Club: Sarah Cohen-Scali's 'Max' Book Cover Sparks Twitter Outrage

There’s a saying that goes, “Never judge a book by it’s cover” — well, this book IS being judged and we’re pretty positive that it will make you judge too.

Moroccan-born French author Sarah Cohen-Scali‘s 2012 book “Max” is being translated into English for a release in North America — and avid book readers are just not thrilled or happy about the cover — in fact, they’re angry and pissed off.

The cover features a silhouetted fetus with a Nazi swastika on its’ arm — which is where the outrage lies.


Fierce Reads/GoodReads are currently holding a giveaway on their site and book readers on Twitter are just not having it and tweeting the truth about how they feel about the book’s cover.

One reader stated that it was another strike for the website, as they were promoting another novel as well which was deep in the race card.

Here’s the summary for “Max”: Nazi Germany. 1936. The Lebensborn program is going strong as German women are carefully selected by the Nazis and recruited to give birth to new representatives of the Aryan race. Inside one of these women is Max, a fetus waiting to be born and fulfill his destiny as the perfect Aryan.

Max is taken away from his birth mother as soon as he enters the world. He will be raised under the leadership and ideologies of the Nazi Party. As he grows up without a mom, without any affection or tenderness, according to Nazi educational precepts, he soon becomes the mascot of the program. But things don’t go according to plan.

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