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Author Study: Lois Lowry

These websites are about author Lois Lowry. Included are biographies, interviews with the author, and bibliographies. There is information about her memoir, “Looking Back.” View a video clip of Lowry talking about the art of writing and read the text of her Newbery acceptance speech for the book “The Giver.” There are links to eTheme Resources on Lowry’s books “The Giver” and “Number the Stars.”


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Lois Lowry discusses writing her new book, "The Willoughbys" and explains where she got the idea for it.
Lois Lowry's official site includes a biography and summaries of each of her books.
Read a brief biography of the author, then click on "Interview Transcript" to read interviews with Lowry. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Scroll down to read interviews in which Lowry answers questions about "The Giver," "Gathering Blue," "The Messenger," and other books. Includes links to reading group guides, reviews, and excerpts for her books. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Find out what it is like to hang out with Lois Lowry and find out what is important in her life. NOTE: The website includes links to websites with discussion boards.
Read a short description of Lowry's memoir "Looking Back."
Students create a memoir as a project based on a character from Lois Lowry's book, The Giver. Complete directions for this project are provided.
Here are some activity suggestions to go along with "Looking Back" by Lois Lowry.
These sites are about the book "The Giver," which explores themes of utopia and diversity. Learn more about author Lois Lowry and her thoughts about this Newbery Award-winning book. Includes discussion questions, quizzes, and handouts. There is a link to an eThemes Resource to another Lois Lowry book, "Number the Stars."
There are summaries, suggested activities, and online quizzes about the book "Number the Stars." Also learn about author Lois Lowry. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the Holocaust.

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