Annotation: The semi-autobiographical graphic novel of Marjane Satrapi's childhood in Iran. It shows all the good and the bad of being stuck in the middle of all the fighting.
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|Persepolis is the tale of one girl's childhood in Iran from 1980 until 1984. In the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution Mari is a member of a wealthy and educated family living under Islamic rule. Satrapi offers an insider's view of Iran in the early '80's. This graphic novel is at once funny and heartbreaking. It is a portrait of open rebellion and the small quiet rebellions that takes place under the guise of conformity. |
Winner of the Angouleme Coup de Coeur Award
Winner 2004 ALA Alex AwardWinner YALSA Best Books for Young AdultsWinner Booklist Editor's Choice for Young AdultsWinner New York Public Library Books for the Teen AgeWinner School Library Journal Adult Books for Young Adults