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The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays Day 7

The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays

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On the Seventh day of diversity, we bring you: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane 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. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.

Fall in love is right. Marjane is smart and funny. In a country where I don’t believe that is valued. I can’t stop talking enough about this book!

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Diversity Reading Challenge

The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays DAY 7 – Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

The 12 Books of #Diversity
for the Holidays Day Seven

7-books-of-diversity

On the Seventh day of diversity, we bring you: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane 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. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.

Fall in love is right. Marjane is smart and funny. In a country where I don’t believe that is valued. I can’t stop talking enough about this book!

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2015 Diversity Reading Challenge Banned Books

Banned Books Week: Have you read Persepolis?

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And here’s a title I’ve been meaning to read (I KNOW!)

2)      Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

  Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

Here’s another important book that I feel like teens need to read in order to gain insight
into the lives of kids in the Middle East. Here’s why it’s continually challenged: Reasons: gambling, offensive language, political viewpoint. Additional reasons: “politically, racially, and socially offensive,” “graphic depictions”

I just can’t EVEN with these people. If you’ve read this it qualifies as a diversity read.

PS. GRAPHIC NOVEL!!