Where do I start?

These lists of books are specially selected by our librarians.

Iran is the location of the 2010 One Book, One Philadelphia selection The Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; a coming of age story about a girl growing up in Tehran, Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Below you will find books about life in Iran for children, teens and adults.

  • Children: Picture books about Muslim-American children as well as children living in Arabic-speaking countries past and present.
  • Memoir: Women tell their stories of life in Iran.
  • Nonfiction: The history and culture of Iran.