On display in the lobby of the James E. Walker Library are Children’s Books from Iran. The books are mostly written in the Persian language with elaborate hand drawn illustrations. These items are on loan from the personal collection of Dr. Margaret Ordoubadian, professor emeritus here at MTSU. Ordouadian is a scholar of children’s literature and the oral traditions surrounding fairy tales and folktales. The University’s Writing Center is also named after Dr. Ordoubadian. The books were donated to her by Mozhgan Jalalzadeh and published by Iranfarhang.
This exhibit will coincide with a lecture from Marjane Satrapi, April 6, 2009, 7:00pm, in the BAS State Farm Room. Satrapi was born in 1969 in Rasht, Iran. She is a contemporary graphic novelist, illustrator, Academy Award-nominated animated film director, and children's book author. Her lecture is sponsored by the Middle East Center.