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 Flipboard Email NPR stories about Persepolis Summer Reader Poll 2017: Comics And Graphic Novels Let's Get Graphic: 100 Favorite Comics And Graphic Novels July 12, 2017 We asked readers to name their favorite comics and graphic novels, and we got thousands of answers. Now, with the help of our expert panel, we've curated a list to keep you flipping pages all summer. Summer Reader Poll 2017: Comics And Graphic Novels Nothing Was Ever The Same: 10 Comics That Changed The Game July 10, 2017 We're previewing this year's summer reader poll on comics and graphic novels by highlighting comics that stand as historic milestones. 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.