Last Updated: 17 Mar, 2023 | Views: 35
Other Profession(s): NoveList, Children's Author
Famous For: On the Horizon (Book)
Higher Education: Graduated
Lois Lowry is an American writer and author of more than 40 young-adult books. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii as Lois Ann Hammersberg on March 20, 1937. She attended college at both Brown University and the University of Rhode Island. Her writing career began in the early 1970s when she wrote a series of short stories for children's magazines. Her work has been recognized with multiple literary awards, including two Newbery Medals (for Number the Stars in 1990 and The Giver in 1994).
Lois Lowry Career
Lois Lowry Began Career: (1970s): Lowry first began her career as a freelance journalist. In the 1970s, she submitted a short story to Redbook magazine, which was intended for adult audiences but written from a child's perspective.
Lois Lowry First Book: (1977s): An editor working at Houghton Mifflin then suggested to Lowry that she should write a children's book. Lowry agreed and wrote her first book A Summer to Die, which was later published by Houghton Mifflin in 1977.
Lois Lowry Published Number the Stars: (1989s): Lowry published Number the Stars in 1989, which book received multiple awards, including the 1990 Newbery medal.
Lois Lowry Three Companion Novels: (2000-2012): She went on to publish another three companion novels which take place in the same universe: Gathering Blue (2000) and Messenger (2004) and finally Son (2012), which tied all three of the previous books together.
Lois Lowry Book On the Horizon: (2020): In early 2020, she released a book of poetry, called On the Horizon, charting her childhood memories of life in Hawaii and Tokyo, and the lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor and the bombing of Hiroshima.
Lois Lowry Awards:
1994, 1990 John Newbery Medal | 1991 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book | 1988 Golden Kite Award for Fiction | 1994 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Reader, Regina Medal |1990 National Jewish Book Award for Children's
Lois Lowry Controversy:
In 1999, Even though The Giver was a Newberry Award winner, it has been on banned and challenged book lists since it was published in 1993.
In 2012, Leading up to Banned Books Week 2012, ALA will highlight one book from its new timeline of banned and challenged books each day. Today we feature the year 2003 and “The Giver,” by Lois Lowry.
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