The Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 S. Oxford, will host a book and film discussion on Marjane Satrapi’s award-winning Persepolis. Persepolis is a inventive, wry, and tragic memoir of growing up in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution. The film, winner of the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, will be shown on Wednesday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. Return the following night, Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion of the film and the powerful black-and-white graphic novel. High school students and adults are invited to attend. Call the library at 423-7753 for more information.
Persepolis is part of the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys” collection of books and DVDs received by the library through a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment of Humanities.