Call Me Athena — Reading and Discussion Guide

Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit  is an enchanting novel in verse capturing one young woman’s struggle for independence, equality, and identity as the daughter of Greek and French immigrants in tumultuous 1930s Detroit. 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. The reading and discussion guide provides a richer immersive experience for students through key questions, discussion prompts and activities and discussion.

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