Lois Lowry - PBworks

Lois Lowry - PBworks

LOIS LOWRY The Importance of Human Connections Meeting Lowry (Click here for a video interview) Early literature impressions From a young age, Lowry enjoyed literature and entertainment On the next slide is the poem she memorized as a young girl *It moves quickly, but take notice of the length: THANATOPSIS by: William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) To him who in the love of Nature holds

Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language; for his gayer hours She has a voice of gladness, and a smile And eloquence of beauty, and she glides Into his darker musings, with a mild And healing sympathy, that steals away Their sharpness, ere he is aware. When thoughts Of the last bitter hour come like a blight Over thy spirit, and sad images Of the stern agony, and shroud, and pall, And breathless darkness, and the narrow house, Make thee to shudder and grow sick at heart;-Go forth, under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings, while from all around-Earth and her waters, and the depths of air-Comes a still voice--Yet a few days, and thee The all-beholding sun shall see no more In all his course; nor yet in the cold ground, Where thy pale form was laid with many tears, Nor in the embrace of ocean, shall exist Thy image. Earth, that nourish'd thee, shall claim Thy growth, to be resolved to earth again, That And,one make lostby each

the human trace, green; surrendering and, pour'd upround Shall onemeadows be gathered to thy side all, Thine individual being, shalt go them. By those who in their turn shallthou

follow Old To mix Ocean's for ever greywith andthe melancholy elements,waste,-Are Tolive, be buta the brother solemn tothy the decorations insensible allrock, to join So that when summons comes

Of And the togreat the sluggish tomb ofclod, man.which which The golden the rude sun, swain The innumerable caravan moves The Turns planets, with his allshare, therealm infinite

andwhere treads hosteach ofupon. heaven, Thetake oak To that mysterious shall Are Shall shining send his on roots the silent sad abroad, abodes pierce death, thy His chamber

in the hallsand ofofdeath, Through mould. thelike stillthe lapse of ages. Allatthat tread Thou go not, quarry-slave night, The Yet globe not to thine eternal a handful resting-place tosustain'd the tribesand soothed Scourged byare

hisbut dungeon; but, That Shalt thou retire in its alone, bosom.--Take nor couldst thethou wings wish By an slumber unfaltering trust, approach thy grave, Of Couch morning, magnificent. the

Thouwilderness, shalt down Like onemore who pierce wraps the Barcan drapery of his lie couch Or With lose patriarchs thyself inofthe thecontinuous infant world--with woods kings, About him,

and lies down to pleasant dreams. Where The powerful rolls the ofOregon the earth--the and hears wise, nothe sound good, Save Fair forms, his own and dashings--yet hoary seersthe of ages deadpast, are there: Biographical Information

Lois Lowry was born 1937, She was a child in a military family, born in Territory of Hawaii. She then moved with her family to Pennsylvania, Tokyo, and New York. She originally intended to write for adults, but was convinced by her editor to pursue adolescent novels. Lowry never wanted to teach children, she just happens to connect with young adult audiences.

Inspirations for Work Lowry has explored many human connections in her writing. She uses personal experiences as well as historical events for inspiration: A Summer to Die, Her own loss of a sibling in Adolescent struggles for the Anastasia Krupnik series, Holocaust experience for Number the Stars, and Societal Discord inspired The Giver. A Summer to Die:

Deals with themes of loss, sibling differences, ect. Roman a clef of Lowrys younger life. Captures the duality of personalities within a family and life vs. death A Summer to Die, my first book, was a highly fictionalized retelling of the early death of my sister, and of the effect of such a loss on a family. Anastasia Series: Lowry has published many books chronicling the life & times of her character Anastasia Krupnik, they include:

Anastasia Krupnik Anastasia Again! Anastasia at Your Service Anastasia, Ask Your Analyst Anastasia on Her Own Anastasia has the Answers Anastasias Chosen Career Anastasia at this Address Anastasia Absolutely Holocaust Review: During the 1930s, two-thirds of Europes Jewish population was slaughtered which calculates to

one-third of the world population of Jews. In addition, the Nazis genocide exterminated millions of: http://www.holocaust-history.org/ Holocaust Review: There were over 1.5 million children exterminated during the Holocaust. Over 5 million Non-Jewish Victims were exterminated by the Nazis during the Holocaust. 3 million of those victims were Poles and Catholics. Imagine the potential of those lives... Imagine how many might have been another Albert Einstein, a Sigmund http://www.holocaust-history.org/ Freud

Poetic Perspective First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and by then there was no one left to speak out for me. Rev. Martin Niemoller Number the Stars Number the Stars tells the tale of Annemarie Johansen, a young girl living in Denmark during World War II. The book opens in 1943, three years after German soldiers first arrived to occupy the small country. Number the Stars, set in a different

culture and era, tells the same story: that of the role we humans play in the lives of our fellow beings. Social Unrest from 1960s1990s What can you, as a class, explain about the: Changes in values Household construction Major movements of the 1960s-1970s? Another perspective on Utopian Living Not in Utopia -- subterranean fields,-Or some secreted island, Heaven knows where! But in the very world, which is the world Of all of us, -- the place where in the end We find our happiness, or not at all

William Wordsworth The Giver Themes: coming of age story, uniqueness, utopia vs. dystopia, unity vs. individuality Relevance to YA readers The Giver (and Gathering Blue, and the newest in the trilogy: Messenger) take place against the background of very different cultures and times. Though all three are broader in scope than my earlier books, they nonetheless speak to the same concern: the vital need of people to be aware of their interdependence, not only with each other, but with the world and its environment. Lowry on Lowry:

My books have varied in content and style. Yet it seems that all of them deal, essentially, with the same general theme: the importance of human connections. Challenged Books The Giver is one of the most popular books on the challenged list of the American Library Association. Why do you think this is? Writing Tips from Lowry Write about personal events,

experiences that have shaped you Create your own situations, characters, etc. Read! Write letters (old fashioned ones) Directions for Daily Writing Assignment: Pick a personal experience or historical event to focus on for this writing Begin your narrative as if you are writing a letter to a friend or grandparent Turn in your work (no less than1 pages) at the end of the hour.

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