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In Celebration of Maya Angelou

May 28, 2014

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Today we celebrate the memory of Maya Angelou. Her life showed us the power of words and their ability to inspire:  "The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind." (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings)  In The Giver, Jonas says, “There’s nothing. There’s nothing we can do. It’s always been...

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Photo Tour of Children’s Book Week

May 27, 2014

Last week, all fifty U.S. states shared in the exciting 95th annual Children's Book Week! Librarians, authors, booksellers, and children gathered together to celebrate a wonderful love of reading. Part of the long list of events was Lois Lowry's talk at the Library of Congress. We're proud to have the author of Walden's upcoming movie, The Giver, be part of this nationwide literary...

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Veronica Roth Inspired by “The Giver”

May 22, 2014

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Veronica Roth, writer of the popular dystopian series Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, reflects on how The Giver inspired her work: “Suffice it to say that THE GIVER was my first taste of what was possible for me as a writer: I could write about a disturbing world that did not yet exist.” “[The Giver] made me realize...

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Lowry Speaks to Students at Library of Congress – WP

May 20, 2014

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Lois Lowry speaks to students about how her book, The Giver, became a movie! Students share their experiences reading The Giver and express excitement to see their favorite parts come to life on screen: “‘Reading ‘The Giver’ was very thought-provoking for me,’ said Eleanor Rothera, a sixth-grader at Calverton School in Huntingtown, Maryland. ‘It made me realize how...

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New “Giver” Featurette Revealed!

April 11, 2014

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We're excited to reveal the exclusive new featurette for The Giver, with special guest Lois Lowry! There is no way for us to prepare you for what you're about to watch… Tell us what you think on our Facebook page or Twitter! For more Giver news, visit And if you are...

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