Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Author: Marjane Satrapi
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This is a book that every single person should read. Satrapi has the gift of injecting much humor into a story that is ultimately tremendously disturbing and sad. The images (being a Graphic non-fiction) are fittingly simplistic and yet so expressive: the war dead, the tortured, the rebellious teens, the loving parents, the everyday people. I cried at least 3 times in different places. If I hadn’t been reading it in the crowded school cafeteria, I probably would have cried more than that — but I also laughed out loud a few times at the wit and comical situations Marji experienced. What an amazing accomplishment.

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