One Campus One Book


This year's selection is Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi. Coordinator is Diana Scrofano,


In Persepolis, the author depicts her childhood and adolescence in Iran during the Islamic Revolution of the early 1980s, when political upheaval left many citizens without basic freedoms.

"As the Iraq War continues and Americans debate our role and the role of democracy in a global society, the issues raised in Persepolis are especially relevant. Students and teachers across campus will have lots to discuss both during class and at campus-wide events, including a screening of the acclaimed Persepolis move," Scrofano says.

To download a Teacher's Resource Guide to Persepolis, click here.


Sholeh Wolpe

Wednesday Sept. 17: 5:30 p.m.

SholehAccomplished Iranian poet and playwright Sholeh Wolpe will do a public reading of her award-winning work at Moorpark College on Wed., Sept. 17, 5:30 pm, on the 3rd floor of the Library/Learning Resources building.
Her appearance has been coordinated to focus on this year's One Campus One Book selection which is Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, a story of growing up in Iran in the 1970s and '80s.

According to her website,, Iranian-born Wolpé is the author of Rooftops of Tehran and Shame (a play in three acts).

She is the associate editor of The Norton Anthology of Modern Litebookrature from the Muslim World and her poems, translations, essays and reviews have appeared in literary journals, periodicals and anthologies worldwide, and have been translated into several languages.

Wolpe has Masters degrees in Radio-TV-Film (Northwestern University ) and Public Health (Johns Hopkins University ).

Diane Scrofano, English faculty and Coordinator of the One-Campus-One-Book program, invited Wolpe to do a reading at the college.

"As the war in the middle east continues and Americans debate our role in a global society, the issues highlighted by Satrapi and Wolpe are especially relevant, " she said.