This is the first graphic novel I've read and I thought it was excellent. The story was familiar, certainly- an upper-class Iranian girl's reactions to the revolution- but the method of telling it is what's important here. I'd like to think that graphic novels (this isn't exactly a novel though, since it's non-fiction; maybe a graphic memoir?) like this can open up new knowledge to people who might otherwise not have read anything about the Iranian revolution or a variety of other topics. I hope that many more like this are published.
Apparently most of my reading is about food or travel or cultures, so this one also counts for Melissa's challenge.