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Muslim Journeys: "Persepolis: The Story of Childhood"

Event Type: Book Group
Date: 6/19/2013
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
 Originally published to wide critical acclaim in France where it drew companisons to Art Spiegelman's "Maus," this graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi is a wise, funny and heartbreaking memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Experience powerful black-and-white comic strip images and read the story of Satrapi's life in Tehran from ages 6 to 14. This young girl saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. You'll also view portions of the film version of this book.

This graphic novel is just one aspect of "Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys" received with a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). "Muslim Journeys" includes a collection of 25 books and four DVDs, available for check-out.
Library: Oak Park Public Library Main Branch
Location: Second Floor - Veterans Room
Contact: Adult & Teen Services
Contact Number: 708.452.3440