New Takes on Old Tales

Duration: 23:10

By experimenting with narrative structure or form, authors are able to reinvent familiar stories so that the reader's experience of old material feels new.  In this episode, you'll hear about creative retellings in a variety of genres and forms, including biographies, short story anthologies, verse novels, and picture books. Through innovative storytelling and design, these books give readers new access to classic literature, fairy tales, civil rights history, and the Holocaust.