last revised April 9, 2014


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What’s New in Google Lit Trips...

HUGE NEWS for Google Lit Trips!

We are now encouraging educators and students to explore Tour Builder, Google’s new mapping tool specifically designed for place-based storytelling.

It’s still in BETA. However, if you’ve got that “want to be on the cutting edge passion,” Tour Builder is incredibly easy to use.

We  invite you to explore the following pioneering efforts already underway.

Tour Builder Lit Trips

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

Tour Builder Personal Stories

West Coast Adventure (Student Created)

A Life Changing Experience (Student Created)

February 25, 2014

Updated! Complete refresh for The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

February 4, 2014

Updated! Complete refresh for A Family Apart by Joan Lowry Nixon

January 30, 2014

Updated! Complete refresh for Pedro’s Journey, by Pam Conrad.

Updated! Complete refresh for Are We There Yet by Alison Lester.

Updated! Complete refresh for Sam Patch, Daredevil Jumper, by Julie Cummins.

January 29, 2014

Updated! Complete refresh for Hana’s Suitcase, by Karen Levine.

January 29, 2014

Updated! Revised step-guide “GLT Getting Started v4.”  This step-guide is designed to help those new to the Google Lit Trips resources learn the basics of downloading and navigating through a Google Lit Trip. This and other Step-Guides are available on the Conference Handouts page

January 24, 2014

Updated! Revised two step-guides So How Do I Get Started v2” and Basic Text Formatting v2.” These step-guides provide Getting Started tips for those wishing to jump in and build their own Lit Trips. These and other Step-Guides are available on the Conference Handouts page.

January 23, 2014

Updated! Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge. An award-winning book about the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. An excellent source for informational and cross-curricular reading.

January 11, 2014

New! The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. A rich resource to supplement the reading of Anne Frank’s diary. Available in both the 6-8 and


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