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Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood Lesson Plan

Introduction to Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis, published as a four-part series in France between 2000 and 2003, received the coveted Coup de Coeur award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival in 2001, cementing Satrapi's status as a leading graphic novelist. Persepolis was adapted into an animated feature film in 2007 and won the Special Jury Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

In 2003, the novel was published in the United States by Random House. Persepolis is a graphic novel which tells the story of its author and her childhood in Tehran, Iran. The novel details the author's family life in the context of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, the overthrow of the Shah, and the subsequent Iran-Iraq War. The book is...

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