The History is Lit series explores literary history, book lore, ancient storytelling, and all places where stories and yesteryear meet
History is Lit explores historic events, literary genres, and underappreciated figures from history. This brainchild of CBC’s Laura Peraza started as blog posts where the link between history and kid lit is explored. Due to the column’s positive reception, History Is Lit has now evolved further into an all-new format: A podcast!
Join Laura and her colleague John McCormack as they talk passionately about their love of kid lit, history, pop culture, stories, graphic novels, and books.
You can expect a monthly episode of the podcast, as well as regular blog posts and book, finds for all things Literary History. Welcome to History is Lit. We hope you feel right at home!
Episode 1: — Laura & John explore the history of horror books and the contemporary developments of the genre. Find great children’s and teens’ books and graphic novel resources.
Episode 2: — Join Laura & John on a trip around the globe to learn more about the many beautiful holiday traditions and celebrations of varied cultures. Find great book resources and curated lists.
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