Audra McDonald's Bookshelf
By Edith Hamilton
I first became interested in Greek myths when I was in the seventh grade. This is embarrassing, but I actually pretended the Greek gods did exist. When you're that age, it's okay to do that, right? I would say to Zeus and Hera, "I'm sorry no one believes in you anymore, but I know you're there."
When I got to high school, I still had a passion for these stories, and a librarian gave me this book. Hamilton retells many of the well-known Greek and Roman myths. I loved how, in her hands, the gods have such human traits and foibles.