Journey From the Land of No by Roya Hakakian (3/8)

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This is an incredibly well told, autobiographical coming-of-age story about what it was like for the author to be a Jewish girl in pre-revolutionary Iran, trying to find her voice during a time where cultural repression was setting in.

Without spoiling too much, her brother was exiled due to political cartoons, and she witnessed classmates being escorted away after reading books that were banned by the government.  As the climate becomes increasingly hostile toward non-Muslims, her family is forced to flee.  Her experience is one that most Americans can’t relate to and would never think to imagine on their own.

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