This was my first forray into graphic novels and I found both books really appealing. Marjane Satrapi's images really compliment her narrative, and at times, tell the story in a much more compelling, stark way than her words. Seeing such a harrowing time in Iran's history through the eyes of a teenage girl make the story that much more intriguing, and she somehow manages to keep a comic undertone when so many of the situations she describes are anything but funny. Both books are quick reads, so I highly recommend them both. Marjane Satrapi is actually coming to Syracuse at the end of the month, to the Rosamund Gifford Lecture series, so I'm hoping I'll get to hear some of her stories in person.
Welcome! I'm an avid fan of Young Adult literature, though I'm not exactly a young adult any longer. As a high school English teacher, I'm always looking for new titles, so please - share with me the books you love!
What I'm Reading Now...
Fences, August Wilson
Wake, Lisa McCann
Next on my reading list
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Foer
I'm a high school English teacher with a passion for Young Adult Literature. I believe in connecting with my students through reading, and I'm always looking for new titles teenagers will want to read.