Friday, June 19, 2009

from MTV Spash Page -- "Persepolis" Author on Iran Elections


A recent read of mine that is appropriate for the classroom (though probably high school rather than middle school) that I must mention is Marjane Satrapi's fantastic Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. In this 2003 self-drawn and written graphic novel, Satrapi boldy details her experiences growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Recently, Satrapi spoke out about the hotly-contested elections in Iran. MTV's Splash Page has the article.

Many high school libraries own a copy of this fantastic graphic novel, and should it be used in the classroom, this interview (along with the above article) would be great fodder for a current events discussion in a Language Arts or Social Studies class.


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