The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Lately I've read several books that describe revolutions - whether attempts to replace established governments, like in the American or French Revolutions, or cultural revolutions, such as those that took place in China or Iran. If you're also interested in learning about historical revolutions, you might check out:
- The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (volumes 1 & 2) by M.T. Anderson - a novel describing one boy's very interesting and unusual experience during the American Revolutionary period.
- The Red Necklace: A Story of the French Revolution by Sally Gardner - part historical fiction, part adventure tale, part magical fantasy, this novel takes place around the time of the French Revolution.
- My Name is Number 4: A True Story of the Cultural Revolution by Ting-Xing Ye - an autobiography that follows one girl as she comes of age during the Cultural Revolution in China.
- Revolution is Not a Dinner Party by Ying Chang Compestine - a novel describing one girl's life during the Cultural Revolution in China.
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi - in her graphic novel autobiography, Satrapi describes growing up during the cultural revolution in Iran and of her experiences living abroad.
What have you read recently that you would recommend?