Zahra 's Paradise

by Amir

Illustrations by Khalil

Hassan is trying to find his brother Mehdi, who has just disappeared during Iran’s 2009 protests. Then Hassan learns Mehdi is alive—in notorious Kahrizak Prison. Glossary. Afterwords. The Omid memorial: a list of individuals killed by the Islamic Republic since 1979. Black-and-white illustrations.

ISBN: 9781596436428

JLG Release: January 2012

JLG Member Price

Graphic Novels High

Grades 9 & Up


14 books / $17.30 a book

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    Print Book




    First Second

    Page Count


    Trim Size

    6" x 8 1/2"

    Dewey Classification


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 3.4, Points: 2

    Scholastic Reading Counts

    Level: 6.1, Points: 7

    Awards & Honors

    Booklist 2011 Editors' Choice, Best Adult Books for Young Adults, Fiction; ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels 2012; 2012 CCBC Choices

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