Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Persepolis By: Marjane Satrapi
Persepolis is the memoir of Marjane Satrapi told in comic strip form detailing what her life was like growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution.
Growing up can be hard enough with school, parents, and friends. However Marjane has the added trouble of growing up during the Islamic revolution. Not always able to understand everything happening around her she manages to hold on to her unique personality despite the threat of war, loss, ‘guardians’ policing the streets, and bomb raids. This unique book is told through comic strips, making it easy to read and entertaining to see the different adventures Marjane manages to get into.
This is a must read for anyone wondering what it would be like to live in a country at war, anyone who ever felt like they couldn’t be their selves, anyone who ever spoke their mind when others were quiet, and anyone looking for a great story.
ALA Alex Award
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults
Booklist Editor's Choice for Young Adults
New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
School Library Journal Adult Books for Young Adults
Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis. New York: Pantheon, 2003.
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