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The Giver - Lois Lowry

The Giver - Lois Lowry


This novel allows the reader to gain insight into the mind of an innocent child, vs the mind of a questioning adult, and how each of them recognizes the values of morals in every situation. The reader accompanies the narrator through his journey into adulthood. This novel allows the reader to see what truths about life and society are missed when seen through the lens of innocence. The students will be able to take a glance into a society that is free of crime and sadness. They will find out the cost of such a society and if it is worth that cost. This book also gives students the rare opportunity to decide for themselves how the book ends and why it is important.


  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 4 Weeks
  • Dates: February 5-26, 2025
  • Recommended for: Ages 13+ / Grades 8-9
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required materials: 
    • The Giver, by Lois Lowry


The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas.


Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late?


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