Graphic Novel Classics: Persepolis: Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi. In beautiful black and white imagery, the author tells her story of growing up with Marxist parents in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
Stitches has been reviewed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and is a #1 New York Times Best Seller. It was named one of the ten best books of 2009 by Publishers Weekly and Amazon.com. It was also a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.
The last thing Jess Aarons wants is to talk to the new girl, Leslie Burke. But Leslie is his neighbor, and she wants to be friends. Soon they are spending every day together after school, in the woods behind their homes, creating an imaginary kingdom called Terabithia. With Leslie's imagination, and Jess's art skills, it's not hard. But one day, a terrible tragedy occurs, and Jess must put to use all the strength and courage that Leslie, and Terabithia, have given him.