Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens -Zahra’s Paradise By Amir Soltani and Khalil


TITLE: Zahra’s Paradise (Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens By Amir Soltani and Khalil?


Product Description

I don’t know how this book slipped past me, but nowhere I am reviewing it and telling you how much you should read it. This book has some of the best artwork I’ve ever seen, now I don’t know why but I find this artwork beautiful. My compliments to the artist. The book has a very good storyline of an event that took place in Iran, where an earthquake took place (If I remember during a protest) and many the Iranian saw it as an opportunity to arrest this activist. The main character is a mother trying to find her son, who got lost amid this disaster. The story also has a good message on how a little kindness goes a long way and how coming together can hopefully make a difference. However, the ending is bittersweet and made me sad, and angry for her. I recommend this book for anyone but it should be read for advanced readers, and it is gruesome at times so be warned. This isn’t a fairy tale so don’t expect this to turn out like a Disney movie. This is based off true events, while the story may be false (maybe) many people did have to go through this kind of thing and it’s heartbreaking.

A New York Times Best Seller Set in the aftermath of Iran’s fallacious elections of 2009, Zahra’s Paradise is the fictional graphic novel of the look for Mehdi, a young protestor who has vanished into an extrajudicial twilight zone. What’s keeping his memory from being blotted out is not the law. It’s the grit and guts of his mother, who refuses to surrender her son to fate, and also the persistence of his brother, a blogger, who fuses tradition and technology to explore the void in which Mehdi has vanished.

Zahra’s Paradise weaves together fiction and real individuals and events. as the world witnessed the aftermath of Iran’s fallacious elections, through YouTube videos, on Twitter, and in blogs, this story came into being. The world response to this interesting tale has been passionate, an echo of the global outcry throughout the political upheaval of the summer of 2009.

Zahra’s Paradise is a graphic novel by Amir Soltani and Khalil set in modern Iran. it’s been described as a political webcomic handling real-time events. Its story follows a mother searching for her son, who disappeared at the time of Iran’s 2009 elections.

Zahra’s Paradise is a first on the web, a first for graphic novels, and a first in the history of political disagreement. Zahra’s Paradise is being serialized online.

A powerful look into a political situation the world only gets a glimpse of. One of the best comics I have read so far.

Zahra’s Paradise is a Publishers Weekly Best Comics title for 2011.

Product details

Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: First Second; 1 edition (13 September 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1596436425
ISBN-13: 978-1596436428
Product Dimensions: 16.1 x 2.6 x 22.1 cm
Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars33 customer ratings
Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,22,617 in Books

About the Author

Amir is an Iranian-American human rights activist, journalist and documentary filmmaker. He has lived and worked in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Afghanistan. His essays and articles have appeared far and wide in the press. Khalil’s work as a fine artist has been much praised. He has been cartooning since he was very young. Zahra’s Paradise is his first graphic novel. Both Amir and Khalil have chosen to remain anonymous for political reasons.


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