Sandra's Reviews > Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
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Mar 07, 2008

it was ok

I have to admit I didn't appreciate this as much as I should have b/c I read it right after the powerful Maus but I did enjoy it. I gives a great personal view into a world and history many people do not know about or could not possibly understand. Some of the historical context are over my head and probably over young readers as well. Also b/c it is in black and white it loses the appeal of other graphic novels. I did recommend this to a pre-GED advisor and she recently informed me that she is having the classes read it together and then they are going to watch the movie. I am very happy to recommend this book b/c it gives readers a different format to read and an especially great way of getting history in an untraditional format.

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i read it after Maus too.
This was a different text than Maus though but they both depicted a hard time for each country and these portrayed the struggles through an artists eyes.

one was a first hand accoutn and the other was a second hand account told from recordings of a first hand account.

they both were touching and i hope you can agree.

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