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Lois Lowry

Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20140815, 20070928, 20060809

Acclaimed Newbery Award-winning children's author Lois Lowry's book for young people, The Giver, is now a 2014 film. One of the most challenged books in American libraries, Lowry talks about how it's been banned in this 2006 interview and reads from the most controversial passage. She also discusses her more than three decades of books, including Number the Stars (set in Denmark in World War II) and her memoir, Looking Back: A Book of Memories, as well as her 2006 novel for young people called Gossamer

| Subject Matter: Writing Fiction for Children, Controversial and Challenged Literature | Interview Year: 2006 | Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction | Awards: Newbery Medal |

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