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Monday, November 21, 2011

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by M. Satrapi

Satrapi, M. (2003). Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. Pantheon: New York.
Awards:  2004 Alex Award
Annotation: Persepolis is a memoir from the ages of six to fourteen years of Majrane when she lived in Tehran, Iran during the Islamic Revolutions and the war with Iraq.
Book Talk:
Majrane tells her story in comic strips. She tells about her mother demonstrations against the veil.
She tells about the cruelties against the people by the government
The letters she writes for the family maid and learns about social class system
She tells us about the torture that the people who were imprisoned had to endure.
She tells us her feeling of being lost and confused when the war with Iraq begins.
As she grows older, she tells us about her defiance against the strict Islamic rules.
Finally, her parents decide that it is time to leave her beloved country of Iran for her safety.
This very inspirational book unique book should experienced by everyone and checkout from your local library.