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By Kate Voltz
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Memoirs often have to do either with major historical events the author lived through or their intense coming-of-age journey. Rarely do we see writers effectively create a story that encompasses all aspects of a person's life while also capturing the tumultuous time they grew up in. Persepolis does both. This graphic novel tells the story of the author's childhood and adolescence in Iran, through the overthrow of the Shah, the Revolution, and the following war with Iraq, while also explaining her personal and familial history in Iran that intersects with the cataclysmic events going on at the time. The illustrations and story are stunning, and both relatable and unimaginable. Such subject matter sounds like an intense read, but Satrapi handles it with grace and originality, making it a celebrated and essential read.
Jokes of the season:
Which country's capital has the fastest growing population?
- Ireland. Every day it's Dublin!
I was going to make myself a belt made out of watches, but then I realized it would be a waist of time.
Why do mathematicians like forests so much?
- Because of all the natural logs.
Book quotes to know:
“Enthusiasm makes up for a host of deficiencies.” — A Promised Land, Barack Obama
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.” — Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson
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Sources: https://www.rd.com/jokes/puns, https://www.rd.com/list/quotes-from-books/
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