Helping Students Find Similar Authors and Books for Their Favorite Reads

Posted by Kristen Bowers on Feb 2, 2012 4:06:42 PM

Have you heard of Literature-Map?  Touted as "The Tourist Map for Literature," this site allows readers to type in a favorite author, then hit enter to find a map of similar authors. For example, when I typed in Katherine Paterson (author of Bridge to Terabithia) and hit enter, I got a map that included the names Chris Crutcher, Brian Jaques, Wendelin Van Draanen, Jerry Spinelli, and Louis Sachar.  The closer the writer's names are to the center of the map (with the searched author's name), the closer the similarities between authors.

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