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Lois Lowry Reflects on 20 Years of The Giver

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 she receives from fans about how The […]

Teachers are Givers Week 3 Winner … Karen Niegelsky!

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 is Karen Niegelsky of Canterbury School […]

Lois Lowry Wall Street Journal Interview

“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 winner’s “sensitive” subject matter. […]

Inspirational new trailer – THE GOOD LIE

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.   [wm_video id=”rf6b9rvnDtA”] They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.” Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began […]