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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.

Book Cover Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

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 background information.

You can also look inside the book and view an excerpt at Amazon.com.

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Biographical Information

Biography Resource Center
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.

Book Reviews

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 SCLinks to connect to full text when available.

Academic Search Premier

Expanded Academic Index

LexisNexis Academic

Step 1: Choose "Arts & Sports News"
Step 2: Choose "Book, Movie, Music & Plays Reviews"
Step 3: Enter search terms "Satrapi" and "Persepolis"
Step 4: Choose "previous five years".
Author Marjane Satrapi
Marjane Satrapi,
Author of Persepolis

Audio Files

Website Link
Barnes & Noble - Hear an excerpt from an interview with Marjane Satrapi. click here
WNYC New York Public Radio - Listen to a 2004 interview with Marjane Satrapi by Jeffrey Toobin on the Leonard Lopate show. click here

Smith College News

Smith College Summer Reading Program 2007
Summer reading program for first-year and all entering students.

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Help from a Librarian

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