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Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

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Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood - Marjane Satrapi, Blake Ferris, Mattias Ripa It's important to understand the similarities between ourselves and those the U.S. government deem dangerous or threatening. Many become caught up in ideologies that bind them to one narrow way of thinking. This is dangerous, because then human beings are separated by their differences alone, when there are many, many similarities to consider.'Persepolis' gives us a glimpse of life in Iran during the Islamic Revolution and the war between Iran and Iraq. The story is told through the eyes of the author as a child and young woman. We learn that Iranians are no different than all of us. We have the same fears, hopes, dreams, and tragedies in our lives. It is far safer to recognize our similarities than to focus on differences often exaggerated by disagreeing governments.The illustrations convey the emotions of each character brilliantly, allowing the reader to firmly grasp his or her own humanity within the narrative.