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Persepolis Removed from Required Reading List for “Graphic Nature”

Persepolis

It has appeared on numerous “Best of” lists, including The Guardian 100 Best Books of the 21st Century, it has won multiple awards and weathered numerous challenges. Despite all that, Persepolis is still causing controversy twenty years after its publication date. Long Island’s…

Dapier Receives Intellectual Freedom Award for Persepolis Research

Jarrett Dapier, the library science scholar whose Freedom of Information Act Request helped to uncover the truth about Chicago Public Schools administrators’ 2013 effort to ban Persepolis from classrooms and libraries, is receiving some well-earned recognition from the American Library…

Adding Persepolis to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Since 2013, Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of her childhood during and after Iran’s Islamic Revolution has rather unexpectedly become one of the most frequently challenged graphic novels in U.S. classrooms and school libraries. Despite the book’s critical acclaim, some parents and…

Grad Student Uncovers Truth About Persepolis Ban in Chicago Public Schools

A graduate student’s research is throwing new light on Chicago Public Schools officials’ 2013 effort to remove Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis from libraries and classrooms throughout the district. Emails released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and first…

VICTORY: Illinois Challenge to Persepolis Fails by Unanimous Decision

Yesterday, just hours before a school board meeting to decide the fate of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, CBLDF joined a coalition led by CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter to defend the book. Last night, the Ball-Chatham…

Persepolis Suspended from Curriculum in Another Illinois High School

Over the weekend, CBLDF and other member organizations in the National Coalition Against Censorship became aware of yet another challenge to Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, this time at Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois. There is no news coverage of the…

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Persepolis

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we will examine books that…