Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis #1-2

Marjane Satrapi with Mattias Ripa (Translator), Blake Ferris (Translator)

153 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

nonfiction graphic novel memoir emotional informative reflective fast-paced


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...

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emotional 74%
informative 60%
reflective 52%
sad 52%
dark 47%
challenging 32%
funny 32%
tense 31%
inspiring 24%
hopeful 15%
adventurous 10%
lighthearted 3%


fast 56%
medium 40%
slow 2%

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