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Kim Perez of Hays, Kansas, is book leader for Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis series.

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Kim Perez of Hays, Kansas, is book leader for Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis series.

My background in wildlife biology and the history of science might make me an unlikely book leader for a graphic novel exploring growing up in Iran. I’m Kim Perez and currently, I serve on the faculty of the history department at Fort Hays State University.

My background in wildlife biology and the history of science might make me an unlikely book leader for a graphic novel exploring growing up in Iran. I’m Kim Perez and currently, I serve on the faculty of the history department at Fort Hays State University.

Just like my educational background, my reading interests are eclectic. As a child, my favorite books to read were volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. I’d select a different topic every time I picked one up off the shelf. Currently, my research interests are on the intersections between science, nature writing, and conservation. But I’m also deeply interested in the history of childhood (as they relate to the aforementioned topics and in general) and how children are taught about the world in which they live. It’s why I’m very intrigued with Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis.

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