Call Me Athena

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Summary

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 maternal grandmother. The story follows Mary as she and her family emigrate from Greece to 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.

This multi-cast audiobook features:
Gail Shalan as Mary
Ramiz Monsef as Gio
Hope Newhouse as Jeanne

Call Me Athena Full Details

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Lengthnull hours
AuthorColby Cedar Smith
PublisherAndrews McMeel Publishing
Release dateAugust 17 2021
ISBN9781524867317

Subjects in Call Me Athena

According to Andrews McMeel Publishing, the Publisher of Call Me Athena Audiobook, Call Me Athena includes the following subjects: historical fiction, young adult books, books for teens, teen books, books for teen girls, historical, teen fiction books, romance, ya books for girls, books for girls age 10-16, novel in verse, debut, debut debut. The BISAC Subject Code is .

About the Author(s) of Call Me Athena

The author of Call Me Athena is Colby Cedar Smith.

About the Narrator of Call Me Athena Audiobook

The narrator for the Call Me Athena

Call Me Athena Audiobook Additional Info

The imprint is Andrews McMeel Publishing. It is supplied by Simon & Schuster. The ISBN-10 is 1524867314. The ISBN-13 is 9781524867317.

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