Graphic Memoir of Growing up in Iran

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi, Blake Ferris, Mattias Ripa



Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.


I love that this is told from Satrapi's point of view. It allows us to see a child's perspective of life during a revolution. There are vast differences between her home life and public life. We see how it feels for her to witness protests, hear her parents' worries, deal with loss, and try to decide who she is in the middle of all of this.


The story is touching and sad and also hopeful. I read this for my grad school multicultural literature class. I just found out that it is also an option for my daughter for summer reading this year. I'm going to encourage her to read it. :)