Wednesday, March 9, 2011

One Book, One College Presents: PERSEPOLIS

Subtitled, "The Story of a Childhood," Satrapi's child's view of war, along with her emerging rebel ideals, is presented in black-and-white drawings, in the similar style of comic books. The book, translated from French in 2003, was made into a movie in 2007, and was nominated for best animated feature at the Academy Awards.
 Satrapi, was born in Iran in 1969. Her parents were radicals, and she is a descendant of Iran's last emperor. She lived during the oppression of civil liberties when the Ayattolah Khomeini overthrew the Shah.
Her parents sent her to study in Vienna, Austria, when she was 14. That, and her grown-up years, are detailed in the follow-up, "Persepolis2."
Today, she is a successful children's book author, graphic novelist and illustrator living in Paris.

Calendar of Events:

  • March 9 @3 p.m. : Book discussion on3rd floor of the library
  • March 10 @ 7 p.m. : Screening of the film Persepolis at the Terry M Fischer Theater
  • March 28 @1 & 2 p.m. :  Screening of Rick Steves' Iran in TC 202/204
  • March 31 @2 p.m. : Book discussion on the 3rd floor of the library.
  • April 13 @3 p.m. : Book discussion on the 3rd floor of the library.

    One Book One College encourages students, faculty and staff to read the same book and participate in discussions and events related to the work. "Persepolis" is the seventh book selected in this program.
    For more information, please contact Anne Schalda at (314) 513-4349 or

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