Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

~Marjane Satrapi
2004 ALA Alex Award Winner
2004 ALA Best Books for Young Adults
2004 ALA Outstanding Books for the College Bound
2004 Eisner Award Winner
2004 Eisner Award Nominee
2004 Harvey Award Winner

This book is absolutely amazing and incredibly potent. The illustrations (it's a graphic novel of sorts) are extremely effective. The story is that of the author and her family, as she grew up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Persepolis is highly recommended.

Marjane Satrapi also wrote a sequel, Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return.

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