Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Giver

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Lowry, Lois. The giver. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993.

Annotation:  In a society where people have their entire lives planned from birth to death, a boy about to turn 12 receives a responsibility that will shake the very foundation in which he was brought up believing. 

ALA Best Book for Young Adults
ALA Notable Book for Children
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
A Boston Glove-Horn Book Honor Book
Newbery Medal, 1994
William Allen White Award, 1996.
Winner of the Regina Medal

Book Talk:  What if the society you lived in had no color, animals or seasons?  What if you lived among people that were void of emotion, sense of history, and the value of life?  Within this society, all knowledge of good, evil, right and wrong is guarded by one man. Young Jonas is about to receive that knowledge and responsibility.  He has been selected to take on this burden but, can he protect society from what they are forbidden to know or will he break them free and expose their ignorance? Before he becomes the receiver of all this knowledge he must first meet…The Giver.

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