Books Persepolis The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi Paperback, 153 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $13.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitlePersepolisSubtitleThe Story of a ChildhoodAuthorMarjane Satrapi Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary The great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran in a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contraditions between public and private life. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Comics & Graphic Novels Biography & Memoir Also by Marjane Satrapi Chicken With Plums Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Persepolis coverdetail hide caption toggle caption The Two-Way Book News: Anger After Chicago School District Removes 'Persepolis' March 18, 2013 The graphic memoir about growing up in revolutionary Iran has been pulled from 7th grade classrooms. Also: An "obituary" for Philip Roth's alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman; the resurgence of independent bookstores; and the best books coming out this week.