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Call me Athena, Girl From Detroit : : a Novel in Verse

Smith, Colby Cedar. Book - 2021 Teen Fiction / Smith, Colby, Teen Book / Fiction / Historical / Smith, Colby Cedar None on shelf 9 requests on 4 copies Community Rating: 4.3 out of 5

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"This 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"--Back cover.

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A beautiful novel in verse submitted by samanthar on June 27, 2022, 4:28pm Call me Athena, Girl From Detroit tells a beautiful story. Each poem is so well crafted and lyrical. This is the story of 3 people, who are more connected than it first seems. At the base this is a coming of age story, but even more than that, it is a book about life, love, and family.

I loved this book! submitted by NNT on July 30, 2022, 4:46pm This was my first time reading a novel in verse and I loved it. An emotionally complex, yet relatable story. I particularly loved the photos at the end showing the people she was writing about.

Beautiful Verse Novel w/ Local Focus submitted by bll1010 on August 16, 2022, 9:38pm Verse novel with three voices. The main character, Mary, lives in Detroit during the 1930s and finds letters that her parents wrote to each other during WWI. Each of the three characters tells part of the story in lovely, poetic verse.

Amazing submitted by Es Star on September 12, 2022, 10:36am I've never read a book in verse before, and I am so glad I decided to read this one!
Very powerful and emotional with few words. I too have Greek grandmother's so I was especially thrilled to read this. Very well written. I related to and loved the Detroit connection as well.
Highly recommended

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PUBLISHED
Kansas City, Missouri : Andrews McMeel Publishing, [2021]
Year Published: 2021
Description: 564 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781524865603

SUBJECTS
Young women -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Detroit -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Detroit (Mich.) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction.