The Complete Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi

Find in catalogThis graphic novel tells the story of Marjane as a young girl and woman growing up in revolutionary Iran in the 1980’s. I absolutely loved this book for its story of perseverance, heart, and humor. Candidly Marjane tells a story of her family as they struggle to service through massive economical, religious, and governmental upheaval. As I turned page after page I could place myself there; realizing how difficult and important it was to tell such stories. I was profoundly stuck by how thankful I was to hear childhood stories that were so vastly different of my own. Good books open your eyes to a new world and show how we can learn from each other’s differences while also showing that we aren’t all that different from each other. And this book does just that! If I were to recommend only five books this summer this would be one of them!

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