Artist: Marjane Satrapi
Date of Action: March 26, 2013
Region: North America
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Confronting Bodies: Chicago Public School Officials
Description of Artwork: Persepolis is a autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. It tells the tale of Satrapi's coming of age in revolution-era Iran.
The Incident: Chicago Public School officials, specifically CEO of schools, Barbara Byrd-Bennett declared the graphic novel unfit for middle and high school curricula. They have banned the book from reading lists and ask that teachers wishing to assign the text take a supplementary course on teaching "sensitive materials".
Results of Incident: The book was removed.