” Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all. “


” Gathering Blue’ was a separate book. I wanted to explore what a society might become after a catastrophic world event. Only at the end did I realize I could make it connect to ‘The Giver. “


” When I wrote ‘The Giver,’ it contained no so-called ‘bad words.’ It was set, after all, in a mythical, futuristic, and Utopian society. Not only was there no poverty, divorce, racism, sexism, pollution, or violence in the world of ‘The Giver’, there was also careful attention paid to language: to its fluency, precision, and power. “


” I believe without a single shadow of a doubt that it is necessary for young people to learn to make choices. Learning to make right choices is the only way they will survive in an increasingly frightening world. “


” I often compare myself as a kid to my own grandchildren, who are around 11 and 14 now. That’s the age kids usually read my book. And I remember myself, we’d gone through a world war. My father was an army officer so I was aware of what was going on. But I wasn’t bombarded with images of catastrophe like many kids are today. “


” When I create characters, I create a world to inhabit and they begin to feel very real for me. I don’t belong in a psych ward, I don’t think, but they become very real, like my own family, and then I have to say goodbye, close the door, and work on other things. “



All 6 Lois Lowry Quotes about World in picture


Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of
Gathering Blue
When I wrote
I believe without a single shadow of a doubt that it is necessary for young people to learn to make choices. Learning to make right choices is the only way they will survive in an increasingly frightening world.
I often compare myself as a kid to my own grandchildren, who are around 11 and 14 now. That
When I create characters, I create a world to inhabit and they begin to feel very real for me. I don

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