Persepolis, and Persepolis2, by Marjane Satrapi, an autobiographical graphic novel of a woman who grew up during the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
The books have been made into an animated film which opened on both coasts just yesterday. I think it'll be worth a trip to the theater when it comes to fly-over zone..
UPDATE: After spending hours in bed with cups of tea, I just finished reading these books. Voraciously. I couldn't put them down until I got to the end. And, wow, they are so good. I highly recommend them.
The last line? "Freedom had a price."