Lois Lowry & the Edwards Award

Renowned author Lois Lowry, who was honored on Jan. 22nd by YALSA’s 2007 Margaret A. Edwards Award for her book The Giver, has blogged about her experience since hearing about being selected for the award. You can read it on her blog Lowry Updates.

The Edwards Award is both a book and an author award. It recognizes a specific author for his or her significant and lasting contribution to YA literature, and it also singles out a specific body of the author’s work.

If you want to share The Giver with your teens, Random House has an online teaching guide. If you’re looking for ways to share Edwards Award-winning books with your teens, YALSA has a trivia game via PowerPoint as well as a tip sheet for other ideas.
-Beth Yoke