Summer Reading 2007
Marjane Satrapi: Persepolis
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The Smith College summer reading
selection for 2007 is the graphic memoir Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood,
by Marjane Satrapi. The book details the author's experiences growing
up in Iran during the Revolution of 1979.
For more information
about the book and the summer reading program for first-year and
entering students, please see the press
release posted on the Smith College News Releases.
Copies of Persepolis
are available in Neilson Library, Smith College.
Visit the Random
House website, publisher of Persepolis, to view full page images
from the book. The site also includes On
Writing Persepolis, the author's comments about her inspiration
and writing process, as well as many related links to reviews and
You can also look inside the book and view an excerpt at Amazon.com.
Note: If you are off campus you will be asked for a username and password
when clicking on the resources listed below. Enter your Smith GroupWise
email username and password.
Biographical information about Marjane Satrapi from Contemporary
Authors, Authors and Artists for Young Adults, and Newsmakers. Includes
profiles, awards, career information, further readings, and writings.
To find book reviews of both Persepolis and its sequel Persepolis2,
search by keyword for <Marjane Satrapi> AND <Persepolis>
in the following databases of newspapers and periodical articles.
Use SC Links
to connect to full text when available.
|| Choose "Arts & Sports News"
|| Choose "Book, Movie, Music & Plays Reviews"
|| Enter search terms "Satrapi" and "Persepolis"
|| Choose "previous five years".
Author of Persepolis
| Barnes & Noble - Hear an excerpt from
an interview with Marjane Satrapi.
|WNYC New York Public Radio - Listen to a 2004 interview
with Marjane Satrapi by Jeffrey Toobin on the Leonard Lopate show.
Smith College News
College Summer Reading Program 2007
Summer reading program for first-year and all entering students.
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Kettle Bottom (Diane Gilliam Fisher)
The Gangster We Are All Looking For (Lê Thi Diem Thúy)
Summer Reading 2003
Atonement (Ian McEwan)
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America (Barbara Ehrenreich)
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman)
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