Everything you need to understand or teach Daughter of Persia by Sattareh Farmanfarmaian.
This memoir intertwines two sagas, the political history of Iran and the personal history of the Farman Farmaian family as daughter Satti establishes the country's first college training social workers. Despite Satti's efforts to improve the lives of the poor villagers throughout Iran, when the Ayatollah Khomeini took power, she was arrested and almost executed. After she won her freedom, Satti had no choice but to leave her beloved Iran and the college she founded, to build a new life in the U.S.
Satti grew up in her mother's house within the harem of the family compound in Tehran, the capital city of Iran. Her father, Shazdeh, was over 60 when Satti was born. Each of his seven living wives has her own house, with four within the compound and one next door. The other wives were scattered throughout the countryside. Her father's well-appointed house dominated the compound,... View more of the Daughter of Persia: A Woman's Journey from Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution Summary