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Award Thursdays: Lois Lowry

Post by: Kabita Sonowal

 

On Award Thursdays this week, we feature American children’s writer Lois Lowry. Her books include the Quartet series, Anastasia series, Sam Krupnik series, Tate Family series and Gooney Bird series. Some of her standalone books are A Summer to Die; Here in Kennebunkport; Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye; Autumn Street; The Birthday Ball; Taking Care of Terrific; Number the Stars;  Bless This Mouse; The Silent Boy; Gossamer; Us and Uncle Fraud; The Willoughbys; Crow Call and Like the Willow Tree. Her books are best known for their themes on racism, terminal illness, murder and the Holocaust.

 
Lois Lowry was born on March 20, 1937 in Hawaii. She studied English Literature at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She also received a Masters degree from this university and began to work as a freelance journalist. Her other writings followed. She has been the recipient of awards including Margaret Edwards Award, Newbery Medal and the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award.
 

 

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