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Marjane Satrapi

MARJANE SATRAPI was born in Rasht, Iran. She now lives in Paris, where she is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers throughout the world, including The New Yorker and The New York Times. She is the author of Persepolis, Persepolis 2, Embroideries, Chicken with Plums, and several children's books. She cowrote and codirected the animated feature film version of Persepolis, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Her most recent film was a live-action version of Chicken with Plums.

Books

Renegade Reading: Banned Graphic Novels and Comics

Banned Books Week this year is coming up on September 18 – September 24! Graphic novels are not immune to challenges and censorship, with graphic illustrated works frequently finding themselves banned from classrooms and libraries for alleged violence, “pornographic” illustrations, and other “adult” themes. Books banned most frequently include those dealing with sexuality and gender,

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Anjali Singh, Editor of PERSEPOLIS on Bringing Graphic Novel to United States

Persepolis is a classroom staple, a feminist manifesto, and one of the most beloved graphic novels of all time. For the first time in hardcover, a stunning twentieth-anniversary complete edition is available now, with a new introduction by the author Marjane Satrapi that examines the Iranian political landscape in the context of global politics. Ever

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Top Picks for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month! This year, celebrate the wide-ranging diversity of AAPI heritage with a graphic novel. From memoirs to superheroes to coming-of-age tales and more, let this list be your jumping off point for exploring Asian American creators and stories this month and beyond.

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The Best of Graphic Memoirs

The graphic form can do so much to enhance the art of storytelling, and when applied to memoir–an inherently personal and intimate form of narrative–it can offer another medium through which to view the author’s emotions and memories. From historical narratives to re-imagined childhoods to sagas of depression and self-discovery, there’s a rich world of

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