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'Wide Sargasso Sea' is rightly considered by many to be one of the greatest pieces of writing of this or any time, so I naturally approach reviewing it with some trepidation. But it has to be in The Empathy Library, so here goes ...
One day ten year old Bill wakes up to find his mum insists on dressing him in a bright pink dress - and then everyone treats him as if he were a girl. It's a rude awakening to the gendered reality of home and school life.
Persepolis is the story, in graphic novel form, of Marjane Satrapi's coming of age in post-revolution Iran.