Wednesday, October 3, 2012

the son of a classic

Too tired to post much, but on today, the 4th day of Banned Books Week 2012, thought I would share this:

Did you know that Lois Lowry's 1994 Newbery award winning, The Giver, was one of the most challenged/banned books of the 1990s? The book has made its way onto lists for reasons including: its' scenes of violent and sexual nature, infanticide, euthanasia, and “sexual awakening.”

I chose to highlight this book because the eagerly anticipating sequel to The Giver has arrived--Gathering Blue (2000) and Messenger (2004) were what have been called "sister books," not sequels--Lois Lowry's latest, Son. I have my copy on order and CAN'T WAIT!!

“If you were to be lost in the river, Jonas, your memories would not be lost with you. Memories are forever.”  --Lois Lowry, The Giver


Interesting article in the NYTimes: "Lois Lowry: The Children's Author Who Actually Listens to Children"

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