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The Reading Club's Featured Books

Our featured selections are award-winning books that are obtainable in print from libraries and bookstores, and are also available in alternate formats (electronic or braille). Grade levels are approximate.


Grades 6-9

The Giver

By Lowry, Lois

1993. American Library Association Notable Children's Book


Available in braille or electronic formats from the following sources:

1. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Free loan to registered users; also available from Web-braille as a contracted braille digital file. Users must register with their cooperating library.
http://www.loc.gov/nls/braille
1-800-424-8567

2. Bookshare.org
Books can be downloaded by subscribing members, or ordered in embossed Braille by members or non-members.
http://www.bookshare.org/web/Welcome.html

3. Seedlings
$19.00; This braille book is available for purchase.
http://www.seedlings.org



Jonas, the main character in this story, lives in utopia where there is no hunger, no disease, no fear. He eagerly awaits the Ceremony of Twelve, when twelve-year-olds receive their assignments for their lifelong profession. He wonders if he will be assigned to be a "Nurturer" like his father or an important position in the Department of Justice like his mother. Jonas is surprised when he is selected as a "Receiver of Memories" one of the most highly honored positions in the community.

Talk about The Giver on the Braille Bug Message Boards.
Play a game that is based on The Giver.
Parents and teachers, here are some related activities for The Giver.
 

Kid-Friendly Web Sites

• Lois Lowry's Website - The official site for children's and young adult author Lois Lowry.
• Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia - Article from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.





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