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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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Lois Lowry Wall Street Journal Interview

June 21, 2014

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"When People Choose, They Choose Wrong" Lois Lowry sat down in her home in Maine this week with Sohrab Ahmari from the Wall Street Journal to talk about The Giver and the upcoming film adaptation. She touches her first foray into writing for children, her inspiration for The Giver, and the 1994 Newbery...

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Inspirational new trailer – THE GOOD LIE

June 20, 2014

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When a film comes along that has great potential to entertain, inspire, and educate, we like to profile it on our site. The Good Lie, coming to theaters October 3, is certainly one of these films.   They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that...

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The Giver: An inside look at the SCRIPT

June 19, 2014

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Have you ever seen what a script page looks like compared to the original book? While reading, be sure to ask yourself:  What descriptive wording does Lois Lowry use? How does Lowry's writing compare to that of our screenwriter, Michael Mitnick? How does Mitnick shape his wording as compared to Lowry? How do their audiences differ? Based on...

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