Posted on April 22, 2024 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

NPR had three interviews over the past few days with authors of image-dominant fiction.

Two of them are for children; the third, for older readers.

Starting with the latter — Marjane Satrapi, author of the memoir Persepolis, has written a new graphic novel about the female-led uprising in Iran.

Read a transcript of or listen to Satrapi talk to Eleanor Beardsley about the collaborative work Woman, Life, Freedom, which came out in English last month.

Also on a serious topic is My Lost Freedom, which details author and actor George Takei's experience in internment camps for Japanese Americans.

Preview the artwork from My Lost Freedom and also listen to Samantha Balaban's conversation with Takei and illustrator/researcher Michelle Lee on NPR's website.

And finally, we move to a lighter note with Chanel Miller's new children's book, Magnolia Wu Unfolds It All.

The author explains to Andrew Limbong how, while the book is about reuniting missing socks with their owners, it takes inspiration from Miller's unwanted fame as a sexual assault survivor and from the absurdity of doing everyday chores during the pandemic.

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