Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic memoir about Satrapi's experiences growing up in Tehran, Iran before and after the revolution in 1979. Originally published in France to critical acclaim in four volumes between 2000-2003, it was translated into English in two volumes in 2003 and 2004. Named a New York Times Notable Book as well as a Time Magazine "Best Comix of the Year," the book was a San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times bestseller. Characterized by Satrapi's distinct black and white visual style and whimsical, rounded drawings depicting the violent events before and after the revolution, Persepolis and Persepolis 2 were also made into a critically acclaimed, animated movie in 2007. The book's title refers to the ancient Persian city of Persepolis.