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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer. Full of details about Middle Eastern history and American foreign policy, this book delves into the Islamic Revolution and the subsequent rising violent anti-Americanism sentiment.


Persepolis 1 and 2, by Marjane Satrapi. A heartfelt and humorous memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution drawn in spectacular powerful black-and-white pictures.


Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi. An inspiring and dedicated teacher secretly taught seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics.


Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran by Jason Elliot. A personal account of one traveler's adventures through the countryside and urban areas with individual stories from all corners from aristocrats to small farmers.


Shah of Shahs, by Ryszard Kapuscinski. The true tale of the people, ideas and revolution, that brought down the last Shah beautifully crafted by the famous Polish journalist.


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About Elly. A suspenseful, complex exploration into the middle-class society of Iran. 2009


Taxi, Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran. 2015


Bashu, the Little Stranger. Lost and left behind in a foreign country after running away, a little boy whose family have been killed during the war is saved and trained by a middle-aged woman. 1990


Children of Heaven.Critically acclaimed, the film tells the story of a little boy Ali who loses his sister Zahra’s shoes. 1997.


A Seperation. Investigates issues of religion, gender and class, and exposes the growing cracks in a society which values the wealthy male voice above all others. 2011




The Surprising Women of Iran Harvard Gazette


We're back in Iran, What surprised us most PRI Stories


Long Avoided by Tourists, Iran Is Suddenly a Hot Destination, New York Times


If you find other books or articles as you prepare for your trip that you would recommend, please let us know!


Happy reading!

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