Be ready for feminist fun!

This will be our first time trying out The Sugar Hill Bakery and Cafe-I'm sure it will be great!  For this meetup, we are reading Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjorie Satrapi.  It's a graphic novel, which should be fun to read.  It's also available at the public library.

Here is the synopsis:

Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country.

Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane’s child’s-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family. Intensely personal, profoundly political, and wholly original,Persepolis is at once a story of growing up and a reminder of the human cost of war and political repression. It shows how we carry on, with laughter and tears, in the face of absurdity. And, finally, it introduces us to an irresistible little girl with whom we cannot help but fall in love.


  Always remember that you are more than welcome to come and participate in the discussion even if you haven't read the book.  My number is[masked] if you get lost or have questions. Happy reading!







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  • Laura G.

    I will be in boston for a wedding, but I wanted to request that I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings be considered for a future book selection.

    2 · June 7, 2014

    • Corey

      We were very productive and scheduled for the next six months!!! We'll read I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings in November. :)

      1 · June 20, 2014

    • Laura G.

      Yay! Glad it was a good meeting.

      1 · June 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't read the book recently, but I'd like to come join the conversation anyway.

    June 18, 2014

    • Corey

      Awesome! I can't wait!

      June 18, 2014

  • Hallie

    I just won't be able to stay too late.

    May 17, 2014

    • Corey

      No problem! I'm glad you'll be there for some of it!

      May 17, 2014

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