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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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Lois Lowry Reflects on 20 Years of The Giver

June 25, 2014

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In a forward written for the latest edition of The Giver, Lois Lowry reflects on how things have changed, and how she has changed, since she wrote novel 20 years ago. Read about how it felt to write a dystopian novel back then, on her "dedicated word processor," and about the incredible letters...

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Teachers are Givers Week 3 Winner … Karen Niegelsky!

June 24, 2014

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This week we reached an all-time high for submissions for the Teachers are Givers contest, both in number and in quality. We are so grateful to all who entered, it was a pleasure to read your unique ideas for teaching The Giver. But the results are in, and our winner for Week 3...

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