The Giver by Lois Lowry in OutlooK-12 Magazine

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Read Any Good Books Lately?

Scholastic’s Parent and Child, The New York Public Library and have compiled lists of more than 100 books that they consider must-reads. We sifted through their choices and came up with our own top 10 books for children of all ages – and you can find most of them in your neighborhood or school library. Let us know if you agree. Here's one of our picks.


2014. 240 pp. ISBN: 978- 0544336261. Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelveyear-old Jonas who lives in a seemingly ideal (if colorless) world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Lois Lowry has written three companion novels to The Giver, including Gathering Blue, Messenger and Son.