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Title: Introduction to The Giver


1
Introduction to The Giver
  • You wont like the ending. ?

2
The Giver
  • Author Lois Lowry (1937 - )
  • Born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Moved around quite a bit (New York,
    Pennsylvania,
    Japan)
  • Now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • American author of childrens literature
  • Married at the age of 19 / had four children
  • Started by working in photography and journalism
  • First novel, A Summer to Die, was published in
    1977.
  • Inspired by the death of her older sister
  • Has published more than 30 novels since
  • Known for writing about controversial and/or
    complex issues.
  • Has resulted in both praise and criticism

3
The Giver
  • Novel background
  • Published in 1993
  • Genre science fiction (takes place in a very
    different time and
    place
  • Explores the issue of a Utopia vs.
    a Dystopia
  • Won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold
    more than
    5.3 million copies
  • In Australia, Canada, and the U.S., it is
    typically part of a middle school required
    reading list.
  • Has been placed on the American Library
    Associations list of most challenged books of
    the 1990s.
  • Has been banned in many schools, while used every
    year as part of the curriculum in others.
  • Due to violence / release aka euthanasia /
    stirrings aka increased hormone production in
    the body

4
Introduction Writing
  • Imagine if you could create a perfect world. How
    would it be different than the world you live in
    right now? How would it be the same? Imagine
    yourself living there what would a typical day
    be like?
  • Due today
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