TITLE: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood
AUTHOR: Marjane Satrapi
RELEASE DATE: 2000
GENRE: Graphic Memoir
PAGE COUNT: 153
Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s first person account of growing up as a politically active girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. While giving readers insight into life during that time, what stood out to me most was how coming of age goes hand-in-hand with developing new ways of seeing the world.
In Persepolis, Marjane is a hotheaded young girl. With the unfiltered honesty of a child, she is outspoken with her political opinions. She is never afraid to stand up for what she believes, even to the point of putting herself in harm’s way – she’s no stranger to death, having witnessed bombings, stabbings, and executions of political refugees. Continue reading