This is the first graphic novel I've ever read. The author tells the story of her childhood growing up in Tehran between the ages of 6 and 14. She witnessed the overthrow of the Shah, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the war with Iraq. It is both a personal story and a political one, and I found it an interesting way to tell her story. It was my 17th book for the New Author Challenge 2010. I rate it 3 out of 5.