Tag: Persepolis

  • The Book “Persepolis” By Marjane Satrapi Has Been Removed From The Pennsylvania School Curriculum

    The Book “Persepolis” By Marjane Satrapi Has Been Removed From The Pennsylvania School Curriculum

    Persepolis is Satrapi’s graphic memoir about growing up in Iran and Austria during the Islamic Revolution. The book has won various honors since its release in two parts in 2000 and 2004, including multiple prizes at the Angoulême Festival in 2000, 2004, and 2005. Since its publication, it has been the subject of multiple challenges and bans, ranking #2 on the American Library Association’s list of Most Challenged Books for 2014 and #40 on the ALA’s list of Most Challenged Books from 2010 to 2019. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has used the book as a case study in censorship. The controversy over Persepolis in the Franklin Region will continue, as the curriculum committee of the school district must now submit a recommendation to the school board on whether or not to teach the novel. There’s no information on when that may happen.