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Current Event August 25, 2014

The Giver: A World Without War or Memories


In 1993, the book The Giver made a splash in the world of young literature, 20 years later it has made it to the big screen. Author Lois Lowry discusses her inspirations for a world in which there are no memories or emotions but there are clear rules and regulations. We also hear from the movie’s screenwriter, who himself read the book as a fifth grader. Listen to this public radio story to learn more about what inspired the book and led to the film.

Literature Civics/Government

Story Length: 4:33

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AIR DATE: 08/16/2014


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