Sunday, November 13, 2011

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis: the story of a childhood. New York: Pantheon, 2003.

Annotation: This autobiography follows Satrapi through childhood and beginning adolescence growing up in Iran during times or revolutions and wars.

Book Talk:
Ever wonder why some women wear a veil to cover their hair? What’s it like to grow up in a different country…especially during war time? Satrapi gives you a glimpse into her world through creative comic strip images.

This isn’t your average autobiography, in graphic novel form-
follow Satrapi as she lives through the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Struggling to hide her true lifestyle under the regime, Satrapi’s thoughts on family, God, and forgiveness are depicted through her simple yet powerful images. 
This autobiography is intertwined with humor and history giving an insight to what life might have been like if you lived in Iran with Satrapi- wouldn’t you like to know?

Angouleme Coup de Coeur Award for Persepolis, 2001
Alex Award, 2004
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults
New York Times Notable Book
Time Magazine "Best Comix of the Year"
Los Angeles Times, Best-seller

Book cover image credit:
Book images copyright: Marjane Satrapi, 2000

Take a look at Persepolis 2 and other works by Marjane Satrapi.

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