Further evidence that the graphic format is gaining acceptance; Philadelphia has picked The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi as their 2010 One City Read. Five thousand copies of the book will be available through the Free Library of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer describes the book as,
a riveting, deeply moving – and wildly humorous – memoir of the author’s experiences as a girl growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the traumatic years she spent at an Austrian high school, and the growth of her political consciousness as a college student back in Iran.
It’s not the first time the book has been picked for a One City program. According to the Center for the Book’s database, at least five other communities have picked it, including Seattle in 2006.