On April 24, 1184 BC marks the traditional date of the fall of Troy. Caroline B. Cooney uses her young adult novel, Goddess of Yesterday, to explore what kind of world that may have been like in the eyes of a young girl taken hostage at a young age but raised as a guest of the house of the minor king. A series of dramatic events leads her to Helen of Troy and an imagined take on the events leading to the war that lead to Troy’s downfall. In 2003 the book was recognized as an ALA Notable Children’s Book for Older Readers.
Book Title: Goddess of Yesterday
Book Author: Caroline B. Cooney
ISBN Number: 0440229308
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