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The Giver at Comic-Con 2014!

July 25, 2014

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The Comic-Con crowd welcomed The Giver team to its stage yesterday in the historic HALL H! The panel discussion included key cast members (Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Cameron Monaghan, and Odeya Rush), producer Nikki Silver, director Philip Noyce, and original author Lois Lowry! Lowry expressed how taken she was with Meryl Streep's interpretation of the Chief...

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Jeff Bridges Reddit AMA

July 24, 2014

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Jeff Bridges participated in an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit yesterday. Fans asked him the hard hitting questions about his starring role in The Giver, his favorite quotes from The Big Lebowski, and whether he prefers crunchy or smooth peanut butter. He also wrote his own Six Word Story! Read...

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Six Word Challenge

July 23, 2014

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In partnership with Get Schooled, we are proud to announce the launch of the Six Word Challenge! Based on the Hemingway legend, we are asking fans of The Giver to submit their own "Six Word Stories" that describe the novel. It can be a summary of the story or a description...

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Brown Alumni Magazine: Lowry – The Memories We’re Made Of

July 22, 2014

In this month's Brown Alumni Magazine, Lois Lowry discusses her childhood, reading her first book--The Yearling, discovering the idea of "forgetting memories," developing the concept of "Elsewhere," and much more. Read below for highlights, and click here to read the full article.   "At the heart of The Giver is the subject of memory. Lowry...

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July 21, 2014

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We have reached the end of our Teachers are Givers contest!  CONGRATULATIONS TO…. TONYA PARKMAN of Brandon Middle School in Brandon, MS! We received thousands of votes, and it was a very close race! The results are in, and  Tonya's "Memorable Events Committee" submission was the ultimate winner! Thank you to all the educators that...

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