Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi, is one of my favourite graphic novels. I love her art and all the strong, and dynamic, female characters. This book is available at almost 30 public libraries (and at some academic libraries too)–so if you haven’t read it, it shouldn’t be that hard to get your hands on a copy.
Persepolis the movie (erm…animated film if you prefer won the Prize of the Jury at the Cannes Film Festival 2007. I’m loving the song.