Notes

“Persepolis is aimed in part at kids”

“[Persepolis is] aimed in part at kids–not despite the fact that it includes charged material, but because it does. Satrapi shows herself, as a child and then as a young woman, dealing with violence, with sexuality–with moving away from her parents, and failing, and trying again….But even if their exact experiences don’t map onto hers, surely a lot of kids in middle school or high school will see themselves in the narrative here.” Noah Berlatsky writes about the Chicago Public Schools decision to restrict Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.

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