The Mountain View Reads Together 2010 book is the critically acclaimed Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi.
Satrapiís poignant memoir is both personal and political. The author recounts her own childhood during a pivotal time in her countryís history, offering a childís-eye view of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. She tells her story in a striking graphic novel format, where pictures are indeed as powerful as words.
Mountain View Reads Together is an annual, city-wide celebration of one book that takes place in November. The month-long program includes events for all ages that explore the themes of the book, including a Persian culture fair, film screening, and comic art contest. For details, check the library's website or phone the Reference Desk at 650 903-6337.
Mountain View Reads Together is presented by the City of Mountain View in collaboration with local organizations and community volunteers.