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Lois Lowry

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The Giver | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of Lois Lowry's The Giver. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to The Giver that you may enjoy.

Reading Materials

Bott, Joyce. "Psychological, Sociological, and Organizational Influences on the Main Character in 'The Giver.'" Sophia, n.d.

Cooper, Ilene. "Another Look At: Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet." Booklist Online, 1 June 2012.

"Experiments with Utopia.", Independence Hall Association, n.d.

Lowry, Lois. Looking Back: A Book of Memories. Houghton, 2017.

Lowry, Lois. "Newbery Acceptance Speech: The Giver." Lois Lowry, June 1994.

Lowry, Lois. "The Remembered Gate and the Unopened Door." Lois Lowry, Apr. 2001.

Ulaby, Neda. "Lois Lowry Says 'The Giver' Was Inspired by Her Father's Memory Loss." NPR, 16 Aug. 2014.

Course Hero. "The Giver Infographic." Course Hero. 16 Oct. 2017. Web. 30 Nov. 2022. <>.

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