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Greenwood PL - Greenwood GRAPHIC Satrapi Persepolis #1 (Text) 36626102260510 1st Floor Teen Room Checked out 01/08/2019

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  • ISBN: 0375422307
  • ISBN: 9780375422300
  • ISBN: 037571457X
  • ISBN: 9780375714573
  • Physical Description: print
    153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c[2003]

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General Note: Eliot Rosewater award 2005-2206.
Translated from the French.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- The veil -- The bicycle -- The water cell -- Persepolis -- The letter -- The party -- The heroes -- Moscow -- The sheep -- The trip -- The F-14s -- The jewels -- The key -- The wine -- The cigarette -- The passport -- Kim Wilde -- The Shabbat -- The dowry.
Summary, etc.: An intelligent and outspoken only child, Satrapi--the daughter of radical Marxists and the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor--bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France, where it elicited comparisons to Art Spiegelman's Maus, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi's wise, funny, and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran's last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran: of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life and of the enormous toll repressive regimes exact on the individual spirit. Marjane's child's-eye-view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original, Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a stunning reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, through laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.
Target Audience Note:
GN 380 Lexile.
GN380L Lexile
Decoding demand: 97 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 63 (high) Structure demand: 88 (very high) Lexile
Language Note:
Translated from the French.
Subject: Satrapi, Marjane 1969- Comic books, strips, etc
Iran History Revolution, 1979 Fiction
War Psychological aspects Fiction
Coming of age Fiction
Cartoons and comics
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Young adult literature.
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