Persepolis
(Graphic Novel)

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Published
New York : Pantheon Books, [2003].
ISBN
037571457X, 9780375714573, 1435275624, 0375422307, 9780375422300
Lexile measure
GN 380L
Rating
GN380L
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Format
Graphic Novel
Edition
First American edition.
Physical Desc
153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 3.3, 2 Points
Lexile code
GN
Lexile measure
380

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Description
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.
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GN380L,Lexile
Target Audience
Decoding demand: 97 (very high),Semantic demand: 100 (very high),Syntactic demand: 63 (high),Structure demand: 88 (very high),Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,3.3,2,76929.
Language
Translated from the French.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Satrapi, M. (2003). Persepolis. First American edition. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-. 2003. Persepolis. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Satrapi, Marjane, 1969-, Persepolis. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis. First American edition. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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