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Featured Google Lit Trips for Black History Month

Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary by Elizabeth Partridge, tells the story of how ordinary kids helped change history. Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge explores the events at Selma from their point of view, drawing on the vivid recollections of some of those who marched as children.

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis, tells the story of Bud (like a plant, not short for 'Buddy', as he determinedly tells everyone) is a motherless boy on the run. He's determined to find his father but doesn't really know where to start. The only clue his late mother left him was a bunch of flyers about Herman E Calloway and his famous jazz band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression! Bud's search for his dad is a tough one but just occasionally he hits a note as high as even the Dusky Devastators can play! A superbly entertaining, prize-winning novel.

The Slave Dancer by Paula Fox tells a story of the terrible days of slave trading. Jesse, a 13 year old boy, gets kidnapped by slavers operating during the days of the slave trade. He faces many moral issues on his forced journey to pick up slaves in Africa.

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston tells an enduring Southern love story sparkling with wit, beauty, and heartfelt wisdom. Told in the captivating voice of a woman who refuses to live in sorrow, bitterness, fear, or foolish romantic dreams, it is the story of fair-skinned, fiercely independent Janie Crawford, and her evolving selfhood through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trials, and purpose. A true literary wonder, Hurston’s masterwork remains as relevant and affecting today as when it was first published—perhaps the most widely read and highly regarded novel in the entire canon of African American literature.

Because Literary Reading Brings Wisdom to the Information Age
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. ~ Mark Twain


In preparation for our transition to our new redesigned website, we will be revising all existing Google Lit Trips over the next several weeks to reflect changes in our media storage location. We will be posting those revisions here on the old site as they are completed. Previous versions will cease to work properly when the new site is published.

The following titles have been updated accordingly and are available today.

  1. 02.26.15: Number the Stars v6  by Lois Lowry

  2. 12.03.14: The Watsons Go to Birmingham v5  by Christopher Paul Curtis

  3. 11.22.14: Pedro’s Journal v3 by Pam Conrad

  4. 11.12.14: Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan v4 by Lois Lowry

  5. 11.12.14: Number the Stars v5 by Lois Lowry

  6. 11.07.14: We All Went on Safari v3 by Laurie Krebs

  7. 11.03.14: Esperanza Rising v2 by Pam Muñoz Ryan

  8. 11.01.14: A Small Dog’s Big Life v2 by Irene Kelly

  9. 10.23.14: Fever 1793 v2 by Laurie Halse Anderson

  10. 10.23.14: Night v6 by Elie Wiesel

  11. 10.22.14: The Slave Dancer v5 by Paula Fox

  12. 10.19.14: The Kite Runner v6 by Khaled Hosseini

  13. 10.11.14: The Grapes of Wrath v7 by John Steinbeck

  14. 09.23.14: Flotsam v3 by David Wiesner

  15. 09.22.14: Sam Patch Daredevil  Jumper v4 by Julie Cummins

  16. 09.20.14: Going Home v3 by Margaret Wild

  17. 09.17.14: A Walk in London v4 by Salvatore Rubbino

  18. 09.17.14: Big Anthony: His Story v4 by Tomie DePaola

  19. 09.17.14: Make Way for Ducklings v4 by Robert McCloskey

  20. 09.15.14: By the Great Hornspoon v4 by Sid Fleishman

  21. 09.15.14: A Family Apart v5 by Joan Lowery Nixon

  22. 09.15.14: Abuela v3 by Arthur Dorros

New Category: Our Own Stories...

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West Coast Adventure (Student Created)

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What Else is New in Google Lit Trips...

Now Available online version of Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

Updated! New online version of Amy’s Travels by Kathryn Starke now available.

Updated! New online version of Marching for Freedom by Elizabeth Partridge now available.

New! online version for Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston now available

New! New online version for Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl now available

Updated! Complete refresh for The Brothers’ War: Civil War Voices in Verse by Patrick J. Lewis


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