Persepolis (Prebound)

The Story of a Childhood

By Marjane Satrapi

Turtleback Books, 9781417640416, 153pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/1/2004)
Hardcover (4/29/2003)
Paperback (4/1/2009)
Prebound (6/1/2004)
Hardcover (5/1/2003)
Paperback (7/1/2006)

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“Persepolis is a graphic novel that is narrated by a young girl but crafted with the eloquence of a woman's perspective. Satrapi reflects on her childhood in Iran and her struggles to negotiate her own identity in the midst of violence, fear, and fundamentalism. A heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age story for both adult and teenage readers!”
— Izzy Cohen, DIESEL, A Bookstore, Oakland, CA
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For use in schools and libraries only. The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.