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Number the Stars Lesson Plan

About the Author

Lois Lowry was born on March 20, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Katharine, a teacher, and Robert, an army dentist stationed near Pearl Harbor. Lowry learned to read at an early age, and she loved to create stories in her mind as a child. She was the middle of three children: she had an older sister, Helen, and a younger brother, Jon. The family moved frequently due to Robert's military work: Lowry lived in Tokyo for two years, New York City, and Washington D.C. before she graduated from high school at sixteen and matriculated at Pembroke College. She studied writing with the hope of becoming a novelist. However, Lowry married before completing college and turned her attention to being a...

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