The Giver

Awards, nominations, and recognition

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The Giver[19]

Lowry won many awards for her work on The Giver, including the following:

  • The 1994 Newbery Medal – The John Newbery award (Medal) is given by the Association for Library Service to Children. The award is given for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.[20]
  • The 1994 Regina Medal[21]
  • The 1996 William Allen White Award[22]
  • American Library Association listings for "Best Book for Young Adults", "ALA Notable Children's Book", and "100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000."
  • A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book
  • Booklist Editors' Choice
  • A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A 2004 study found that The Giver was a common read-aloud book for sixth-graders in schools in San Diego County, California.[23] Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named it one of "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children".[24] In 2012 it was ranked number four among all-time children's novels in a survey published by School Library Journal.[6]


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