My stepmother is an Iranian Baha'i whose family was persecuted by the Ayatollah Kohmeini. This book feels personal to me. I may have a hard time not speaking my mind about refugees at book club. In the U.S., we help create refugees due to our greedy interference and then we stick asylum seekers in cages and make them drink toilet water. Marjane' s story shows what children are running from that their parents have to risk that. Just saying.