The next unit - Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood. To say that I'm excited for this unit, would be an understatement. I was first drawn into Satrapi's story when I saw the movie. I soon discovered the graphic novel and was blow away with the illustrations. with. I can't wait to share the elements of a graphic novel and how the illustrations enhance the words to create an amazing reading experience. WARNING: Just because Persepolis is a graphic novel, does not mean that this unit is going to be easy. Instead of just analyzing the words and story, students now have an extra element to add to the mix, illustrations.
Let's roll up our selves, open up a new novel, and see what it's like to grow up in revolution and war torn Iran.