July 13

The Giver

    Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community.

     When Jonas turns twelve he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now it’s time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.

…From the back cover of The Giver

lgiverLibrary Resources:

F LOW – The Giver (6 copies)

F LOW – The Giver (CD recording)

DVD0918 – The Giver (Movie)

813.09 LOW The Giver: The English Club Resource Packet


Internet Resources:

Educational Guide to The Giver

Random House Teacher Guide – The Giver

Macomb Centre for the Performing Arts Guide to The Giver

The Giver – Summary and Teacher Notes

The Giver – Chapter questions


Themes and Background:

Lois Lowry’s author notes