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One of the most inspiring books in our library is the graphic novel, Persepolis. Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution is brilliant, funny, and heartbreaking. Illustrated in powerful black-and-white 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 book portrays the intelligent and outspoken Marjane, with her love of punk culture, as she tries to navigate daily life in Iran with all its complex contradictions. Intensely personal and profoundly political Persepolis is an engaging, compelling read.