By Marjane Satrapi

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The Story of a Childhood and The Story of a Return The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. This is a beautiful and intimate story full of tragedy and humour - raw, honest and incredibly illuminating.
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN-13: 9780099523994
ISBN-10: 009952399X
Published on 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Number of pages: 352

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Persepolis is a auto biography by Marjane Satrapi. It is a very intense book about growing up and the things that happened in Marjanes teenage life. It is super interesting, but also very series. It focuses on what she felt and what she learned over the years. I learned a lot about Iraq's history, and even a few words in other languages. Because it is about going from little to old, it definitely has some inappropriate parts in it like smoking, swearing,, and other stuff to. l would recommend for ages 13+

This book is very good.In this book it teaches you how it would be, to be a young girl growing into a woman during the Islamic revolution. During this revolution you can see and notice how she changes during the course of the novel. She grows not only by age but also by maturity. Soon she realizes what is going on and she steps up and helps. You get to see all of this with her and even though it might be a sensitive topic it is still very good though. Make sure you get yes as an answer because some scense have vilence and cursing .

This book is my absolute favorite book. It teaches you about the struggles of being a young woman during the Islamic Revolution. And during this revolution you watch as Marjane grows not just by getting older. You watch her mature and learn to understand. She soon realizes what is happening and you get to see how she rebels and becomes a sort of feminst. You get to experience all these things with her and it is really amazing. I highly recommend it but you should ask an adult before reading it because of many of the scenes have violence and cursing.

This graphic memoir points out what life was like for Marjane Satrapi growing up as a child in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It would be a good read for those students taking the World Dynamics class.