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ELA Middle School

Growing Up in Revolutionary Iran

Author Marjane Satrapi created the graphic novel “Persepolis”—later adapted as a movie—about her experience growing up during the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran. Satrapi was a rebellious teenager, fighting to maintain her beliefs and individuality while living under a government that dictated how its people should live—for example, mandating that women must wear veils. Listen to hear about the Iranian government’s reaction to the movie and how others reacted to it.

Religion Politics Culture Memoir Middle East Graphic Novels

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National Public Radio © 2008 National Public Radio, Inc. Used with the permission of NPR. All rights reserved.

AIR DATE: 03/28/2008


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