I’ve been excited about the Google Lit Trip developing on my Facebook Page for The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. We now have basic instructions and a streadsheet for collecting the data. Once that is done, we’ll create a Google Lit Trip map for the book that will be of educational use to students in High School and University classes.
We have a good core team, but we need more hands on deck, so if you are at all interested, or simply curious, please join in. You can take on as much or as little as you please.
Check it out!
Our Google Lit Trip Discussion Groups:
What’s a Google Lit Trip?
Anyone interested, just join in. It’s the first time a Lit Trip has been made by a Facebook team, so we’re all learning as we go. Plus, it’s fun. All you need is a copy of The Many Lives & Secret Sorrow of Josephine B.
I just found out about Google Lit Trip and suddenly I’m thinking (with a bit of fatigue, I confess) that I could make a “Lit Trip” for each of my books.
I already have a Google map for all the places mentioned in Mistress of the Sun. It probably wouldn’t take too much to turn it into a Lit Trip.
My imagination takes off: embedded photos, both old and new. Passages from the novel. Travel notes!
It’s meant to be a great tool for educators —and it is, clearly—but I think the general reader would enjoy it as well.
Sigh! I have a novel to write. I’m hoping perhaps some students will take this on. There are several wonderful student-created Lit Trips on the Google site. One of my young readers created a website for Mistress of the Sun as part of a computer class. Imagine an English or History teacher assigning the creation of a Google Lit Map of a historical novel … mine, for example. I’d be delighted to help.
Link for Google Lit Trips:
Link for the Google map of Mistress of the Sun: