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Here's a great App recommended by School Library Journal!

Buried Alive: The Secret Michelangelo Took to His Grave

Time Travelers Tours with Mary Hoffman, 2017. iOS, requires 6.0 or later. Version 1.1; Android, requires 4.1 or Up. Version 1.4, Free. Grades 6 & Up.

This extraordinary story is narrated by none other than Michelangelo himself, whose work has, in many ways, come to define the Renaissance city of Florence, Italy.  The examination of his personal story and his art, from his childhood to his later years, adds depth and focus to an experience not found in many travel books. Here, viewers learn about the man's creative life along with information about his family, influences, benefactors, and the politics of the day.

The best way to use Buried Alive is on the ground in Florence, taking in Michelangelo's amazing work firsthand following his trail on foot. However, thanks to a clickable, zoomable map for speedy teleportation around the city, his fascinating story can be enjoyed from anywhere.

There are 3 ways to explore the …