Upper Middle Grade/YA
Persepolis is a great example of how graphic novels are not easy, simple reads. It is the memoir of Majrjane Satrapi who grew up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Marjane does a great job of addressing very serious situations in a way that an older middle-grader through adult would understand and appreciate. I would love to pair this book with It Ain't So Awful, Falafel because both show how the changes in 1970s Iran affected one girl living in America and one living in Iran.