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Get to Know Brenton Thwaites

February 03, 2014

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Brenton Thwaites plays Jonas in the forthcoming Walden Media/Weinstein Company adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver. Though he's not exactly a household name yet—at least outside of his native Australia—his star is on the rise, with several high-profile films scheduled for release in the year ahead. While you'll have to...

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The Giver: 7 Creative Classroom Activities

January 30, 2014

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A perennial favorite with educators, The Giver has been widely taught in schools since its publication in 1993. Over the years, Lois Lowry's dystopian classic has inspired the creation of countless thought-provoking classroom activities for students. We've rounded up a few of our favorites below. (Please note, in most cases these...

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“The Real Boy” Is “Lovely and Sophisticated” – NYT

November 14, 2013

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Congratulations to our Walden Pond Press author Anne Ursu for the fabulous New York Times review of The Real Boy! The Real Boy "is rich with beautiful, heady notions that demand to be lingered over," reviewer Chelsea Philpot writes. 'Ursu, the author of Breadcrumbs, has written a lovely and sophisticated new middle-grade...

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50 Years Forward and Looking Back

September 19, 2013

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In a series of personal essays, members of the cast and crew of The Watsons Go to Birmingham reflect on the Civil Rights movement, and what it means to them. Sometimes You Have to Sit Down to Stand Tall Hello, my name is Bryce Clyde Jenkins and I play Kenny in The...

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In the News

September 14, 2013

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham will be available on DVD/Blu-ray Tuesday exclusively at Walmart, and will be rebroadcast Friday at 8/7c on Hallmark Channel. Below, a roundup of the latest headlines about the film. David Alan Grier discusses 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham' - Los Angeles Times Tonya Lee Steps Up - The Daily...

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