Week 4: Introduction + pages 3-62
Risk Taking Researcher
I have decided to research about the Islamic Revolution, because this book is based on Marjane's life growing up in Iran during that time.
The Islamic Revolution occurred in 1979. It started because many Iranians disliked the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. A person named Ayatollah Khomeini started protests to overthrow the government. About 60,000 protesters and revolutionaries died during this time. He soon came to be the new leader of Iran. Shortly after this revolution ended, Iraq invaded Iran. That war ended in 1988. Since then, Iran has been known for Islamic Republic of Iran. The supporters of the revolution are still leaders of the country. The revolution even caused some Iranians to leave Iran and feel ashamed of their culture.