The Complete PersepolisGraphic Novel - 2003
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ReadersServices_KCMO May 17, 2017
What does a life under a fundamentalist regime look like? It's drawn in simple dark lines with an Iron Maiden and Michael Jackson soundtrack. Marji's childhood is a country's emerging history and full of the wonder and terror of growing up during wartime.
Marjane Satrapi's classic about coming-of-age during the Iranian Revolution inspired a sequel and a film of the same name. Read the original in its stark and monochrome beauty.
Persepolis and its sequels are classics in the graphic novel medium. Satrapi is an incredibly gifted artist with a talent for conveying complicated topics, such as her childhood in revolutionary Iran.
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Sexual Content: not graphic, but the protagonist discusses sexual mores of her culture.
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Wonderful memoir and coming of age story. Although the book is set in the 1980s/90s, many of the themes will still feel familiar today: wanting to fit in, wanting to grow up too fast, finding out who you are.
Some of the political conversations about extremism, "fake news" and nationalism are very relevant right now.
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