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The Resource Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi

Label
Persepolis
Title
Persepolis
Statement of responsibility
Marjane Satrapi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
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
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Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2004
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2003.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2017.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
Awards note
Amelia Bloomer Award, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
122232
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Satrapi, Marjane
Dewey number
  • 741.5/944
  • 955.05/42/092
  • B
  • 955 SAT PER 2004 vol.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
380
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
Language note
In English; translated from the French
LC call number
PN6747.S245
LC item number
P4713 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
  • 3.3
  • 5.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Persepolis
Series volume
1
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Satrapi, Marjane
  • Satrapi, Marjane
  • Women
  • Iranians
  • Chauvinism and jingoism
  • War
  • Politics, Practical
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Satrapi, Marjane
  • Women
  • War
  • Social conditions
  • Politics, Practical
  • Politics and government
  • Manners and customs
  • Chauvinism and jingoism
  • Iranians
  • Iran
Target audience
adolescent
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of a childhood
Label
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Moscow
  • Sheep
  • Trip
  • F-14s
  • Jewels
  • Key
  • Wine
  • Cigarette
  • Passport
  • Kim Wilde
  • Introduction
  • Shabbat
  • Dowry
  • Veil
  • Bicycle
  • Water cell
  • Persepolis
  • Letter
  • Party
  • Heroes
Control code
ocm50670595
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780375422300
Lccn
2002190806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780375422300
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50670595
Label
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Moscow
  • Sheep
  • Trip
  • F-14s
  • Jewels
  • Key
  • Wine
  • Cigarette
  • Passport
  • Kim Wilde
  • Introduction
  • Shabbat
  • Dowry
  • Veil
  • Bicycle
  • Water cell
  • Persepolis
  • Letter
  • Party
  • Heroes
Control code
ocm50670595
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
153 pages
Isbn
9780375422300
Lccn
2002190806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780375422300
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50670595

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