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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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Jeff Bridges & Lois Lowry Attend Annual ALA Conference

July 01, 2014

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The American Library Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition wrapped up today in Las Vegas. This is the premier library event of the year, bringing together innovators and influencers from all over the world. Lois Lowry and Jeff Bridges were in attendance on June 29th for a talk with ALA President Barbara Stripling. They discussed the 20th anniversary...

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“The Giver” in Literary Context

June 27, 2014

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Click the graphic to see The Giver's lineage of fellow dystopian & utopian literary classics. 

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Only 2 DAYS left for Teachers are Givers!

June 26, 2014

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There are still TWO DAYS left to submit to the Teachers Are Givers contest! The contest will close Friday, June 27 at 5:00pm, and then the final vote-off begins next week. What an incredible month it has been celebrating innovative teachers! We've had the opportunity to interact with so many interesting classroom teachers, librarians, and homeschool parents. Through...

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