ÂPersepolisÂ recounts growing up in Iran in late Â70s, early Â80s
Creative, powerful memoir chosen for this yearÂs
ÂOne Campus, One BookÂ
Described as Âa timely and timeless story of a young girlÂs life under the Islamic Revolution,Â Marjane SatrapiÂs graphic novel Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood has been selected for Cal State L.A.Âs annual ÂOne Campus, One BookÂ initiative.
Panel by panel, Satrapi's autobiography tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages 6 to 14. Those years included the overthrow of the ShahÂs regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of the war with Iraq. The bookÂs account, presented in the comic-strip format of graphic novels, is an L.A. Times bestseller and a N.Y. Times Notable Book.
A discussion featuring noted graphic novelists Jaime Hernandez and Joe Sutliff Sanders, and political cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz will open this yearÂs ÂOne Campus, One BookÂ series Thursday, Nov. 19, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Pasadena Room of the University-Student Union.
All Cal State L.A. students, faculty, staff and administrators are invited to take part in the annual collective reading of a singular book. Faculty and staff are encouraged to incorporate study of the book into classes and campus events throughout the year.
For more information on this community-building experience, contact its project sponsor, University Librarian Alice Kawakami, at (323) 343-3954 or [email protected].
- More about Persepolis and ÂOne Campus, One BookÂ at Cal State L.A. can be found at:
- For more from the publisher and samples of drawing ÂspreadsÂ from the book, follow this link: