little girl in hijab on a falsely elaborate book cover

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

by Marjane Satrapi Author

Growing up can be a rough time in and of itself, so imagine living those childhood trials and tribulations in the capital of Iran smack dab in the middle of the Islamic Revolution. Marjane Satrapi's black and white comic memoir tells the story of her life from little kid to young teen, showing a complicated, repressive political atmosphere from a feisty child's perspective with intensity and humor. Marjane's personal story weaves expertly with the story of her whole country during an especially devastating time, creating an invaluable coming of age tale.