The Giver

by Lois Lowry






The Giver

by Lois Lowry




Lois Lowry








About the Book


This Newbery Medal-winning novel initially appears to depict an ideal futuristic society. Then twelve-year-old Jonas receives his life’s assignment as the Receiver of Memory. His daily meetings with the Giver, who conveys memories of life before the establishment of their regimented society, gradually lead Jonas to question their way of life. A thought-provoking novel about freedom, community, family, and love.


About the Author


Lois Lowry is the author of over 30 books for children and teens, including two Newbery Medal winners: Number the Stars in 1990 and The Giver in 1994. In addition to several stand-alone novels, she has written the books in the Anastasia Krupnik series, the Sam Krupnik series, the Tate family series, the Gooney Bird series, and the trilogy that includes The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger.




Author Presentations

Lois Lowry spoke at the Batavia Public Library, March 16, 2006, as the featured speaker at Books Between Bites at 12 noon. She gave a community-wide presentation at Batavia High School at 7 p.m.


One Book, One Batavia Kick-Off Event

At Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Geneva, following brief remarks by Library Director George H. Scheetz and Batavia High School Learning Resource Center Director Daniel Russo, Batavia High School students presented a discussion guide to the public. The discussion guide included discussion questions and additional information about the author and the book.


Books Between Bites

Messenger by Lois Lowry, reviewed by Rev. Michael Stoner, Senior Pastor, Batavia United Methodist Church 

Book Discussion

Mother-Daughter Book Chat

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

A book discussion for girls in grades 3–5 and their moms or other female adult


Book Beat

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Book discussion and activities for students in grades 4–8



In 2006, a new One Book One Batavia logo was introduced. Banners were purchased for display in the Library’s Great Hall and on Library grounds.


Batavia High School's Advanced Placement English and World Literature Class created a discussion guide to The Giver.


One Book, One Batavia 2006 was presented by the Batavia Public Library, in cooperation with Batavia High School. The Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence and the Friends of the Batavia Public Library co-sponsored One Book, One Batavia 2006.