Lois Lowry: The Children's Author Who Actually Listens to Children
New York Times
When Lowry lost her son, she had recently published "The Giver," a slim novel about a boy in an isolated community discovering the terrible secrets behind the pleasant, emotionless life he and his friends live. Since that book's 1994 Newbery Medal, it has become a classic—selling millions ofcopies worldwide, landing on the curriculum of countless schools (and being challenged or banned at many more for its message of distrust for authority) and leading a wave of dystopian children's literature, most of which has little in common with Lowry's plain-spoken stories.
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