Lois Lowry

Lowry at the 2016 [[Texas Book Festival]] Lois Lowry (born Lois Ann Hammersberg on March 20, 1937) is an American writer. As an author, Lowry is known for writing about difficult subject matter within works geared towards children. She has explored such complex issues as racism, terminal illness, murder, and the Holocaust, among other challenging topics. She has also explored controversial issues around the questioning of authority, such as in ''The Giver'' Quartet. Her writing on such matters has brought her both praise and criticism. In particular, ''The Giver'' (the first novel in the Quartet) has been met with a diversity of reactions from schools in America since its release in 1993; some schools have adopted it as a part of the mandatory curriculum, while others have prohibited the book's inclusion in classroom studies.

Lowry has won two Newbery Medals: for ''Number the Stars'' in 1990 and ''The Giver'' in 1994. Her book ''Gooney Bird Greene'' won the 2002 Rhode Island Children's Book Award. A film adaptation of ''The Giver'' was released in 2014.

For her contributions as a children's writer, she was a finalist in 2000, and a U.S. nominee again in 2004, as well as a finalist in 2016, for the biennial international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books. In 2007, she received the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her contributions writing for teens. In 2011 she gave the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture; her lecture was titled "UNLEAVING: The Staying Power of Gold". She was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Brown University in 2014. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1998
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Published 1986
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Published 1989
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Published 2012
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Published 2006
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by Lowry, Lois,
Published 1998
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 1979
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 2003
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 1981
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 1990
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 2008
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 2011
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 1990
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Published 2012
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 2011
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by Lowry, Lois.
Published 2002
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