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In Celebration of Maya Angelou

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 this way. Before me, […]

Photo Tour of Children’s Book Week

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 celebration!   […]

Veronica Roth Inspired by “The Giver”

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 that sometimes life […]

Lowry Speaks to Students at Library of Congress – WP

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 precious our memories […]