Persepoli: Part I & II
by: Marjane Satrapi
Age: grade 7+
This is another graphic novel and it is a two part novel as well. The story takes place in Iran, where a girl is in the middle of the revolution in the 70s. The story is very informative for people who know nothing about Iran or the revolution, showing how the segregation of society happened and how the orthodoxy impacted the lives of everyone. Marjane, the main character and author of the text, is a young girl with rebellious parents. She tries to find her own individuality, but is constantly stopped by people who are enforcing the orthodox society. She eventually leaves Iran to study in Europe and make a life for herself. Eventually she must return home for dire circumstances. I will not ruin the ending, but it is a great book and perfect for kids/students who are in the process of learning about Iran and the Muslim world.
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