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Persepolis
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
Wise, often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood tells the story of Marjane Satrapi's life in Tehran from the ages of 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 child of radical Marxists, and the great-grandaughter of Iran's last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Amidst the tragedy, Marjane's child's eye view adds immediacy and humour, and her story of a childhood at once outrageous and ordinary, beset by the unthinkable and yet buffered by an extraordinary and loving family, is immensely moving. It is also very beautiful; Satrapi's drawings have the power of the very best woodcuts.Persepolis ends on a cliffhanger in 1984, just as fourteen-year-old Marjane is leaving behind her home in Tehran, escaping fundamentalism and the war with Iraq to begin a new life in the West. In Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return we follow our young, intrepid heroine through the next eight years of her life: an eye-opening and sometimes lonely four years of high school in Vienna, followed by a supremely educational and heartwrenching four years back home in Iran. Just as funny and heartbreaking as its predecessor - with perhaps an even greater sense of the ridiculous inspired by life in a fundamentalist state - Persepolis 2 is also as clear-eyed and searing in its condemnation of fundamentalism and its cost to the human spirit. In its depiction of the universal trials of adolescent life and growing into adulthood - here compounded by being an outsider both abroad and at home, and by living in a state where you have no right to show your hair, wear make-up, run in public, date, or question authority - it's raw, honest, and incredibly illuminating.
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LibrarianRyan
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3 ⭐ I‘m glad to finally read this classic graphic novel. It was somewhat what I was expecting and somewhat completely different. It is a memoir, set in Iran during the many conflicts in the 80s. It‘s about the author‘s life from childhood through her first divorce. The first half of the story reads like a modern version of the Diary of Anne Frank. It is only in the second half where we see a modern woman learning how to

LibrarianRyan live with the restriction‘s society places upon her. The first half of the book is long, but interesting and sometimes hard to understand if you know no history of Iran. The second half of the book was much more about the author herself experimenting and finding who she was in life. And she was not the ideological good girl of the Iranian empire. I know this book comes in both a complete book like I read, as well as two individual volumes. 3w
LibrarianRyan I could‘ve been happy reading just the first volume. The second volume made me hate the main character even though I know she‘s not a character but a real person. I am happy to have read this book and the many things that I‘ve learned from it. I can understand why it‘s been banned but at the same time do not think it should be. And while I did learn a lot from this book, I cannot overall say that I enjoyed it, but I can see it remaining on waitin 3w
LibrarianRyan waiting lists for years to come. 3w
KathyWheeler I was not a fan of the second book either, but I loved the first one. 3w
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AFrostCauseReads
Persepolis I & II | Marjane Satrapi
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This was a powerful, eye opening memoir about a young woman growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It shows the daily life of war and oppression she faced while growing up, and her strength and weaknesses all throughout. It‘s also told through black and white comic form.

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Rachel.Rencher
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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My reading goal for tomorrow 🤓

TheLudicReader I want to read These Violent Delights. 6mo
Rachel.Rencher @TheLudicReader I got about halfway through so far. It's better than expected! 6mo
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JennO1
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Grabbed this from my daughter‘s reading pile. She had just finished an oral argument for English class on purity culture‘s influence on the judicial system-comparing and contrasting The Crucible to Persepolis. Great graphic novel read on the Iranian revolution.

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Melreedauthor
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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If you are looking for a book for you and you‘re teen to read, this is it. It‘s a graphic novel for those who just can‘t sit and read. It‘s a great story of growing up in oppression and the things that can happen even once you get freedom. It‘s a conversation starter. It‘s a great book. I advise trying it once.

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yoavshai
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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#BookCoverChallenge
Day 143.
Here I will note 365 books (or as many as I will have before I get tired) that have shaped my taste in literature. No explanations, no reviews. Just the cover of the book.
I do not challenge anyone. You are all welcome to take part.

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Erynecki
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I recently reread Persepolis. It‘s an autobiographical graphic comic memoir about her childhood and young teen years in Iran before and during the Islamic Revolution. Published in 2003, the author‘s text and drawings intertwine political history and memoir, portraying Iran‘s political upheaval through her experiences and her family‘s story.

IuliaC I enjoyed this series very much 👍 12mo
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Reyzl
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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“The intelligent and outspoken child of radical Marxists, and the great-granddaughter of Iran‘s last emperor, Satrapi bears witness to a history uniquely entwined with the history of her country.” (“Persepolis”, Penguin Random House)

One of my favourite books and historical periods. I reread it a couple of times every year and I enjoy it all the same.

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slategreyskies
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I was actually surprised that my number was this low. I was expecting closer to 25. I guess I‘d better read more #bannedbooks !

Here‘s the link to the quiz:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/alexalisitza/banned-and-challenged-books-quiz

DivineDiana I was a dabbler too. New goal: read more banned books! 🤔 1y
Enchanted_Bibliophile Same here... A dabbler. Only one thing to do...🤩 Read more of this list 😇 1y
RaeLovesToRead I'm a dabbler too! 20 books (if I'm allowed to count The Bible) 1y
tournevis Interesting. It's very US-centric and English-language centric, naturally, so there is a good reason why I've not read a lot of them, but the quiz tells me I've checked more than 65% of quiztakers or 16. Which is rather astounding if you think about it. 1y
UwannaPublishme Thx for posting this! I must add more of these to my list. 1y
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BriannaT
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I read Persepolis 1 in college, so I was excited to pick this up at Half Price Books for $2! This autobiographical graphic novel tells the story of Marjane growing up in Iran. It comes with relatable experiences, like relationships, but also teaches the tumultuous history of Iran and what it was like to live there. It‘s an eye-opening novel, especially because we aren‘t taught Iran in school. This book reminds us that hate comes from ignorance.

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BriannaT
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Couldn‘t have said it better! This made me laugh but also made me grateful for what freedoms I am allowed.

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BarbaraBB
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Inspired by @vivastory I too have compiled my 10 favorite books of the year so far. I will be posting 1 book per day for the following 10 days with a few thoughts on them.

My first choice is The Complete Persepolis which I solely read for #ReadingAsia2021 but man, what a surprise it was. I had no idea a graphic novel could be so good. So funny and informative and inspiring. I loved it!

Please join and share your #midyearfaves of the year!

vivastory What a great choice! One of my favorites of all time! Have you read Satrapi's other work? I recall also liking 1y
BarbaraBB @vivastory No! But it sounds fantastic! 1y
vivastory It's not quite as good as Persepolis but I definitely recommend it 1y
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batsy One of my faves as well 🖤 1y
AshleyHoss820 Persepolis was an impulse read for me & it really surprised me. It‘s among my favorite graphic novels. 😊 1y
LeahBergen I thoroughly enjoyed this one, too, and always say I‘m not much of a graphic novel fan. 😆 1y
BarbaraBB @batsy @AshleyHoss820 @LeahBergen I‘m not much of a graphic novel fan too and read this on an impulse too: who would have thought it‘d end up a favorite?! 😊 1y
CarolynM I don't think I have 10 favourites so far this year. Maybe 5 or 6? 1y
BarbaraBB @CarolynM I was surprised too but I counted my 4.5 and 5 ⭐️ and came to a total of 14! (edited) 1y
erzascarletbookgasm This was a very good read. I can‘t wait to see (and stack, if I haven‘t) the rest of your 10 favourites! 1y
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allureofbeauty
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Without the dialogue bubble this is just me and my hoard of books 📚📚📚

#persepolis #marjanesatrapi #graphicnovel #graphicmemoir #memoir #comic

CaffeineAndCandy ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
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kathedron
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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MS grew up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and the Iran/Iraq war. This is the story of her own everyday childhood, her family and culture. The private and public spheres are frequently at right angles to eachother: it is tragic, bizarre, fury-inducing and... humorous. Reading it was an education, for sure. It was also thoroughly absorbing. I loved it.

Caroline2 I loved this book too!! ❤️ 👍 2y
BarbaraBB Me too. 2y
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Smarkies
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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A very accessible view into how growing up in #iran was during the Islamic revolution.
Picked up for #readingasia2021 and for #booked2021 for #translatedintoyourfirstlanguage
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen This was really well done. Worked so well in this format 2y
BarbaraBB I read this one too for the challenge and also loved it! 2y
Librarybelle I love this one! 2y
sherri Loved this book. 2y
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mirnass
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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An excellent graphic novel about Marjani's growing up in Teheran during the Islamic revolution and the war between Iraq and Iran.

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booksandsympathy
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Went to the library today and picked up a couple of books for #Asianreadathon in May.

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ErraticElle
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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This read involved a LOT of culture shock for me. The situations Satrapi faced growing up are so far removed from what I experienced that it was difficult for my brain to accept it as nonfiction as first. The delivery is raw & emotional with a lot of detailed information that let me feel like I was truly getting to know Marjane. The read was a good experience & I am thankful for her bravery & ability to be so candid in the sharing of her story.

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JenReadsAlot
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I might have ordered some books this week 🤷‍♀️ #bookmail

Freespirit Good! 😊 2y
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Texreader
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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A graphic novel about the author‘s childhood in #Iran during its war with #Iraq and the Revolution that forced women under cover. The author felt true to a youngster, who is headstrong but somewhat stupid and doesn‘t understand her own lack of wisdom yet. She‘s just a year younger than me so I tried to imagine myself in her shoes and it made me quite sad. We are so fortunate for our freedoms and should never take them for granted. #readingasia2021

BarbaraBB Wonderful review of a wonderful book ❤️ 2y
Librarybelle I loved this book! 2y
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Texreader
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Daughter loaned me this one from her library for #readingasia2021 #Iran @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Nutmegnc Amazing story! 2y
SpiderGoddess This is one of my absolute favorites!! 2y
BarbaraBB I loved this one too 🥰 2y
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Crazeedi Karen I must say you added some great looking books to your tbr!! 2y
Librarybelle Loved this one! 2y
Texreader @Nutmegnc @SpiderGoddess @BarbaraBB @Crazeedi @Librarybelle So daughter must have good taste in books! 😉 I‘m looking forward to it based on what she‘s told me about it. She seems to be getting back into Litsy a bit, too. @arielmonsen Yay! 2y
SpiderGoddess @Texreader just went and followed her. She seems to have great taste and I can always use the recommendations!! 2y
Texreader @SpiderGoddess That‘s awesome! She has great taste in books, and movies, etc. I know she has the great American novel in her. She started writing the most interesting novel with a unique method of tying music into it last year (at the age of 17) and got really far but sadly she stopped. (edited) 2y
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sailu112
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Blown away by the experiences Marjan hd in her lifetime. And how she stood true to herself. Not to forget she had a super strong support system. Her parents were equally awesome!

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Caryl
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Just finished reading Persepolis for the second time. I read it long ago, but have never read Persepolis 2. Now I‘m ready for it.

I‘ve been meaning to see the film as well. I‘ve heard it‘s excellent. Ready for that now, too!

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BarbaraBB
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I loved this graphic novel about Iran‘s recent history told by a rebellious girl. The format works so well! During the pointless war against Iraq and while the government restricts individual freedom, Marjane is able to hold on to what she stands for and to keep being true to herself. She has her witty sense of humor and her wonderful and wise family to thank for.

#ReadingAsia2021 🇮🇷 #Booked2021 #MustacheOnCover #pop21 #bookinadifferentformat

TrishB Lovely pic ♥️ 2y
BiblioLitten Such a pretty picture! 😍 I love this graphic novel.💜 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Cool 🥸love that!! And awesome photo 2y
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Velvetfur I loved that book too! And I loved that location in the background when I went there years ago 😁 2y
squirrelbrain Great review, fab pic and well done on ticking off those challenges! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Well done! 2y
LeahBergen Ohhhh, your photo‘s background! 😍😍 2y
Librarybelle This is such a good collection! 2y
Megabooks Glad you enjoyed it!! 2y
Kalalalatja Such a great graphic memoir! And that background 😍😍 2y
CarolynM Beautiful photo 😍 2y
Cathythoughts Excellent pic ✨ 2y
Graywacke ❤️ this book! 2y
Tanisha_A This book is favourite! 2y
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BarbaraBB
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Loving this book. The humour in combination with harsh reality works so well 🖤

CBee I read this years ago and loved it! I should reread it sometime soon 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
BarbaraBB @CBee I hadn‘t even heard of it until recently and then I discovered everyone has read this book 🙈😊 2y
CBee @BarbaraBB ha! Think of it as an undiscovered adventure, maybe? 2y
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vivastory The movie is fantastic as well! 2y
sarahbarnes Love this one. ❤️ 2y
readordierachel Echoing @vivastory the movie is great. I need to read this! 2y
BarbaraBB @vivastory @readordierachel Cool, I‘ll be on the lookout for it! 2y
batsy It's one of my favourites! @readordierachel You have to read it 😁 2y
readordierachel @batsy I definitely will!! 2y
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Megabooks
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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These are my best books of each month in #nonfiction of the 375 books I‘ve read this year! 🎉🎉
Jan -> Apr
May -> Aug
Sept-> Dec

There was definitely some competition for best nonfiction book of December. How to Be an Anti-Racist and Mediocre were very good books, but ultimately the breadth and depth of storytelling in The Complete Persepolis won out. It really shows how much can be said in the graphic format.

🥂 to a good 2021!

Cinfhen Ohhhh!! Another list to lust for 🥰Happy 2021 to you my DEAR friend #LoveAcrossTheMiles 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen happy 2021 to you dear Cindy!! I‘m jealous that it‘s already 2021 there. We‘ve got about 45 minutes left in this crap year here. I plan to go to bed soon and wake up feeling amazing! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 #loveacrossthemiles for sure ❤️ 2y
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Cinfhen That‘s so strange!!! I‘m a year ahead of you XX #TimeTravel 🤯😜😘Hoping 2021 brings you ALL the HAPPINESS you DESERVE and good health 💕 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen lol! Are you a stranger from a different galaxy? 😂😂 I would sincerely take just good health and be unhappy, but both would be wonderful! ❤️ wishing a fantastic year to your whole family!! May you have a blessed year. 🧿 (is that the proper use of the eye?) 2y
Cinfhen That‘s awesome 🤩 I love this emoji 🧿 2y
Cinfhen And you should never settle for unhappiness!! 2y
Cinfhen Hope mom & dad stay healthy and you‘re able to think about YOUR needs xxx 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen yes, meeting my needs would be fantastic!! ❤️❤️ it is 2021 and I‘m going to get on with it!! 😃😃 2y
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Megabooks
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Wow. I have never been stymied to write a review of an excellent book, but this #graphicmemoir that encompasses everything from being a child during the Islamic revolution in #iran to lost teenage years in #austria away from family and the Iran/Iraq War then back to Iran as a young adult for university has me flummoxed in the best way. She really shows how superbly a story can be told in graphic form. 5⭐️

vivastory The film is fantastic too. Really does justice to the book. 2y
Megabooks @vivastory I‘m really interested in seeing it. 2y
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LeahBergen I‘m not much of a graphic novel reader but I loved this one, too. 2y
Megabooks @LeahBergen I didn‘t used to be, but I‘ve been reading 1-2 graphic memoirs a month the past few months. I think I‘ve been won over! 2y
NeedsMoreBooks So glad you liked it 🥰🥰 2y
BarbaraBB You did it again! #stacked 2y
Megabooks @NeedsMoreBooks I loved it! 😍😍 2y
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I‘m blowing up your TBR! 😀 I know you usually don‘t read graphic books, but I think you‘d like this one a lot. 2y
Cinfhen This was a great medium for this memoir / I think you‘d like it @BarbaraBB 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen totally agree! 👍🏻 2y
Catsandbooks Love this one! ❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja It is a classic 👌 2y
IuliaC Loved it! 👍 2y
Megabooks @Catsandbooks @Kalalalatja @IuliaC agree with all of you! So glad to have finally read this! 2y
Librarybelle This is such an amazing book! I‘m not a graphic novel reader either, but I loved how Satrapi illustrates her experiences. 2y
Megabooks @Librarybelle truth! It‘s fantastic! 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#ChristmasQuotes Day 16: #Vacation - present #Mood 😭😭😭🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏼‍♀️🧚🏼‍♀️📚📚📚

EadieB Nice! 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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I absolutely loved this. I love personal stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary events and this is one of the best examples of that I've read. A great vivid insight into living through the Iranian revolution and the war with Iraq from the perspective of a rebellious child/young woman. The drawings are beautiful, I love her stark, striking style. Highly recommend this.

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IuliaC
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Pickpick

Such a good book!

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kendadollll
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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stole this from @Chrissyreadit to reread for a class 😀👍

Chrissyreadit Yay! Nice first post! 2y
wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 2y
Librarybelle I love this book! Good choice! 2y
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tpixie Welcome to Litsy! Check out #LitsyTips and @LitsyHappenings 2y
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy! Ask for help if needed, also @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
sudi Welcome to Litsy 😊 2y
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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#3books #bannedbooksiveread
👍👍👍 All good reads.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
BiblioLitten Persepolis💙 2y
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arlenefinnigan
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20 years after I started my sociology degree and 22 years after I joined the SWP, I finally understand dialectical materialism.

CarolynM 😂 2y
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arlenefinnigan
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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#ReadHarder challenge 19: a graphic memoir and challenge 20: a book by or about a refugee.

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Dilara
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Really enjoyed this - both the story and the graphic style!

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Neesay
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi

Listen. I don't like to preach, but here's some advice. You'll meet a lot of jerks in life. If they hurt you, remember it's because they're stupid. Don't react to their cruelty. There's nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself.

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MariettaSG
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi

Just read this again before I teach it. Fascinating, political and gut wrenching. Really looking forward to understanding it more.

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KristiAhlers
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This is such a unique way to tell such a hard story. A biography of growing up in Iran during the revolution and Iran/Iraqi war written in graphic novel form. A truly inspiring story and intimate insight during a difficult time. I highly recommend this book.

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rjsthumbelina
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Wow. I was very moved by this. The story is a memoir about the author's childhood growing up in Iran during the revolution/war with Iraq. I loved the way the characters came to life, and I loved how the illustrations were in black and white and not over the top, really allowing you to focus on the story. I read this , turned the final page, and said out loud to my husband, "But I need to know what happens next!"

britt_brooke The illustrations made the story even more powerful. Loved this! 3y
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alisiakae
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My #bookspinbonanza list took ages to figure out! To set myself up for as much success as possible, I chose a lot of shorter reads or lighter fiction. There are so many graphic novels on this list I have been meaning to read for ages (quite a few borrowed from Maya‘s shelves). And 3 audiobooks that I‘ve had since last summer.

Sense & Sensibility may not be read based on order drawn, I‘m starting it tomorrow for #PemberLittens

#bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Great list!! I am interested in reading more graphic novels, so I can't wait to see your reviews!! 3y
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I have a similar strategy for the May bonanza. I've got 2 or 3 slots to finalize, but its likely half graphic novel or middle grade and the rest shorter novels or quick reads. 3y
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rsteve388
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This was my first graphic novel and it was amazing! I loved it. The whole story was well done and easy to follow and enjoy. The graphics were delightful and well integrated with the story .

Highly recommend!

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rsteve388
Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi

So I've had this in my shelf for month and am very excited to be starting it. It's my first graphic novel? Maybe my second if you include the manga I read this past December... Not sure. Anyway super excited to read this!

NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorites! 3y
rsteve388 Just finished the first 100 pages its wonderful. I'll watch the movie after I am done! @NeedsMoreBooks 3y
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NeedsMoreBooks
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#7days7books Day 1 Books that changed me or left a lasting impact on me @nelehelen and @Alora would you like to play? Thank you for the tag @MoonWitch94 @JaclynW @Jas16 and @SquidgetsRoom

nelehelen I‘ve always been curious about this one!! 3y
Catsandbooks Fantastic book! 🙌🏼 3y
NeedsMoreBooks @nelehelen I think you will like it @Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🙌🏼 3y
JaclynW I need to read this! 3y
NeedsMoreBooks @JaclynW it is amazing! 3y
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Caroline2
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This is brilliant! Set during the Revolution of 1979 in Iran, it perfectly balances the history with the personal story. Like Maus, this a graphic novel that packs a punch! Loved it!! 😍

squirrelbrain Sounds great! 👍😁 3y
CocaNicola I loved this book! 3y
ErnestBunbury Yeah this book is amazing. I loved it too, one of my favourites for sure. It should be curricular I think. 3y
ReadingRachael Loved this one too!
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edennugget
Persepolis I & II | Marjane Satrapi

'Once again, I arrived at my usual conclusion: one must educate oneself.'

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edennugget
Persepolis I & II | Marjane Satrapi

'That day I learned something essential: we can only feel sorry for ourselves when our misfortunes are still supportable. Once the limit is crossed, the only way to bear the unbearable is to laugh at it.'

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edennugget
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Toasted tuna sweetcorn spread on bread is something else.... Even better on a bagel.

Really enjoying this graphic novel! What is your favourite graphic novel?

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MolliesaurusRex
The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Finally finished this - it‘s definitely as good as I remember and a really interesting view into the life of a semi-typical Iranian family during the ‘70s through ‘90s. Now on to Maus, hopefully before the books are all due!🤣

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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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Going on an angry cleaning rampage in my bathroom. Tub cleaner is soaking on the tub & shower walls so instead of bleaching my hair (probably not the best thing to do while you‘re mad), I‘m trying to finish up this book so I can get to Maus and hopefully have them finished before their due dates. #someonetakethesechildren #demonspawn #theyreluckyilovethem

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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I decided on Persepolis. I read volume one in college for a class and totally loved it, & I‘ve been wanting to read the whole thing but it‘s been so long that I‘m just reading it all at once. #lunchbreakreading #teachersoflitsy #lunchtime #studentinterruptions #somuchforthat