Dear Author: Students Write about the Books that Changed Their Lives

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Conari Press, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 186 pages
Dear Author celebrates the very personal feelings books evoke and reassures us that, despite our television culture, books continue to affect readers powerfully. Including 75 touching letters from Read Magazine's Letters About Literature contest, this collection highlights favorites by such authors as Maya Angelou, Alex Haley, John Steinbeck, Anne Frank, Judy Blume, E. B. White, and Toni Morrison.

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At times you can almost see through some of the student's statements, and the fact that they are tgetting special credit for composing this what some may call flowery b***s***. but is it, really? No ... Read full review


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Lois Lowry (nee Lois Ann Hammersberg) was born on March 20, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was educated at both Brown University and the University of Southern Maine. Before becoming an author, she worked as a photographer and a freelance journalist. Her first book, A Summer to Die, was published in 1977. Since then she has written over 30 books for young adults including Gathering Blue, Messenger, the Anastasia Krupnik series, and Son. She has received numerous awards including: The New York Times Best Seller,the International Reading Association's Children's Literature Award, the American Library Association Notable Book Award Citation and two Newberry Medals for Number the Stars in 1990, and The Giver in 1993. She was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Brown University in 2014. The Giver is part of a Quartet of books; it is the first book, followed by Gathering Blue, messenger and Son. The Giver has been met with a diversity of reactions from schools in America, some of which have adopted it as a part of the mandatory curriculum, while others have prohibited the book's inclusion in classroom studies. It was also made into a feature film of the same name released in 2014.

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