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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.

Books can be downloaded by subscribing members, or ordered in embossed Braille by members or non-members.

3. Seedlings
$19.00; This braille book is available for purchase.

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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