Persepolis is an amazingly realistic and artistic graphic novel. A winner of many awards including, School Library Journal Adult Books for Young Adults, New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, Booklist Editor’s Choice for Young Adults, YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, and the 2004 ALA Alex Award, Satrapi has written a culturally powerful young adult novel that speaks to racism of the current day. Following a young Iranian girl throughout various wars and persecutions, Persepolis acknowledges the horrors of modern war and should touch the very heart of every young teen.