Sunday, September 26, 2010

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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.

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