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Artist: Marjane Satrapi

Year: 2013

Date of Action: March 26, 2013

Region: North America

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Subject: Violence

Medium: Literature

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.