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Call Me Athena

Author: Colby Cedar Smith

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9781524873974

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 576

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This enchanting novel in verse captures one young woman’s struggle for independence, equality, and identity as the daughter of Greek and French immigrants in tumultuous 1930s Detroit. Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith’s paternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as the American-born daughter of Greek and French immigrants living in Detroit in the 1930s, creating a historically accurate portrayal of life as an immigrant during the Great Depression, hunger strikes, and violent riots. Mary lives in a tiny apartment with her immigrant parents, her brothers, and her twin sister, and she questions why her parents ever came to America. She yearns for true love, to own her own business, and to be an independent, modern American woman—much to the chagrin of her parents, who want her to be a “good Greek girl.” Mary’s story is peppered with flashbacks to her parents’ childhoods in Greece and northern France; their stories connect with Mary as they address issues of arranged marriage, learning about independence, and yearning to grow beyond one’s own culture. Though Call Me Athena is written from the perspective of three profoundly different narrators, it has a wide-reaching message: It takes courage to fight for tradition and heritage, as well as freedom, love, and equality.
Call Me Athena
Language: en
Pages: 576
Authors: Colby Cedar Smith
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-17 - Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

This enchanting novel in verse captures one young woman’s struggle for independence, equality, and identity as the daughter of Greek and French immigrants in tumultuous 1930s Detroit. Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit is a beautifully written novel in verse loosely based on author Colby Cedar Smith’s paternal grandmother. The
Call Me Athena
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Shirin Yim Bridges
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-29 - Publisher: Goosebottom Books Llc

Follows the life of the Greek goddess Athena, beginning with her birth when she steps from Zeus fully formed, to her travels on Earth and involvement in the Trojan war.
Chronicles of Athena Lee
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: T S Paul
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-18 - Publisher: T S Paul

Read the Third Trilogy in the Athena Lee Series! Comprised of Books 7, 8, 9 This set Includes a Bonus Book. Join Athena and Wilson as they discover a hidden secret on Mars Colony, battle the Cabal, and witness the beginning of the Third Interstellar War. Bonus! The Lost Pilot
Athena’s Dilemma
Language: en
Pages: 129
Authors: Donna Del Oro
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: eXtasy Books

After Detective Ochoa’s cousin, Detective Inspector Villalobos, persuades Athena to help him with this baffling case, she realizes a truth that horrifies her and threatens both her and Kas. While at a crowded Christmas festival in the Sierra foothill town of Grass Valley, they encounter a man who attempts to
Tawananna, Daughter of Zohar
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Michael J. Findley
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-25 - Publisher: Findley Family Video Publications

Empire building, Hittites, family conflict,ancient weaponry,Ice Age, ancient languages,arranged marriage