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Six Word Challenge

In partnership with Get Schooled, we are proud to announce the launch of the Six Word Challenge! Based on the Hemingway legend, we are asking fans of The Giver to submit their own “Six Word Stories” that describe the novel. It can be a summary of the story or a description of a character, but either […]

Brown Alumni Magazine: Lowry – The Memories We’re Made Of

In this month’s Brown Alumni Magazine, Lois Lowry discusses her childhood, reading her first book–The Yearling, discovering the idea of “forgetting memories,” developing the concept of “Elsewhere,” and much more. Read below for highlights, and click here to read the full article.   “At the heart of The Giver is the subject of memory. Lowry describes her own […]

WE HAVE A WINNER!!!

We have reached the end of our Teachers are Givers contest!  CONGRATULATIONS TO…. TONYA PARKMAN of Brandon Middle School in Brandon, MS! We received thousands of votes, and it was a very close race! The results are in, and  Tonya’s “Memorable Events Committee” submission was the ultimate winner! Thank you to all the educators that submitted ideas, and […]

New GIVER Featurette Shows Similarities to Beloved Book

An article today on Bustle.com takes a look at the new featurette released for The Giver, and how it is more proof that the film is “delving into the aspects of the story that have made it a staple in schools for decades.” “This featurette largely functions as continued exposition: It delves further into the set-up […]