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Lois Lowry Live Twitter Chat

July 07, 2014

Today, Lois Lowry participated in a live Q & A session on Twitter with fans of The Giver! Fans tweeted questions, and Lowry responded in real time using only 140 characters per answer.   Check out below what she had to say about how The Giver resonating with fans, tidbits about the upcoming film adaptation, advice to aspiring authors, and more!   Q: Read the...

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Our Educator Sweepstakes Winner… Marcus Maggs!

July 07, 2014

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CONGRATULATIONS to Marcus Maggs! Marcus is the lucky winner of our Educator Sweepstakes! In celebration of our new upcoming film, The Giver, we selected Marcus at random from thousands of educators who entered to win a trip to the movie premiere. We are so excited to celebrate him and his wife, Mandi, who are...

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VOTE HERE: “Teachers Are Givers” Best Overall!

July 03, 2014

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Help a teacher win a hometown screening of The Giver! Our judges have chosen the four winners of the Teachers are Givers contest, and now it is time for YOU to choose your favorite overall! Which submission sounds like the most interesting way to learn about The Giver? Which has the most creative use of technology?...

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Fourth Teachers are Givers winner – Tonya Parkman!

July 02, 2014

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Congratulations to Tonya Parkman! From Brandon Middle School in Brandon, MS, Tonya is our fourth winner for the Teachers are Givers Contest!   "An intriguing aspect of The Giver is that only one person holds the memories of the time before 'Sameness,'” explains Tonya.  Tonya's Memorable Events Committee submission connects history with memory, "a relationship that students often do not...

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Lois Lowry Says Book Fans Will Love ‘The Giver’ Movie

July 02, 2014

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Fans of The Giver can rest easy today: Lois Lowry has reassured that if you love the book, you will love the film. The endorsement comes after an appearance with Jeff Bridges ("The Giver," come-to-life!) at the American Library Association Annual Conference, where Lowry spoke about the collaborative process of making the film. She acknowledged...

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