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The Giver: 7 Creative Classroom Activities

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 activities are adapted from […]

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

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 fantasy that asks […]

50 Years Forward and Looking Back

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 Watsons Go To […]

Dear “Watsons” Readers…

Tonya Lewis Lee is the executive producer and screenwriter of The Watsons Go to Birmingham. She wrote this letter for inclusion in the movie tie-in edition of The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963. I first encountered The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963 when I was looking for a book to read to my children that featured […]