March 20, 1937: Lois Lowry

On this day in 1937, author Lois Lowry was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She’s written several books for children and young adults, including The Giver, Number the Stars, and Rabble Starkey. Her books, particularly The Giver, have been challenged or banned in schools and libraries. They’ve also won Newbery Medals. She began her writing career as a freelance journalist. Her first book, A Summer to Die, was published in 1977 when she was 40.

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