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The giver and memory

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ELA Middle School Medium Quiz ELL

'The Giver' and Memory

"The Giver" is a story about a world without memories. A new movie version of the novel depicts this world as a sterile, emotionless place. In this story, public radio talks with author Lois Lowry and how she came up with the idea to write the book. The book asks, “wouldn’t it be easier if we didn’t have memories?”

Fiction Science Fiction Fantasy Ethics

Story Length: 4:33

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AIR DATE: 08/16/2014

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