Lois Lowry (1937) received recognition as a U.S. book writer who focused on children and young adult publications. Some of her books include Number the Stars (1989) and The Giver Quartet (1993). Lowry received two Newbery Medals for The Giver publication in 1994 and Number the Stars in 1990. The publication Gooney Bird Greene (2002) won the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award in 2002. Lowry and her family relocated to Tokyo, Japan between 1948-1950. She attended a school for children dedicated to military families.
She returned to the United States to attend high school. Lowry lived with her family in Carlisle. in 1950 they moved to Governors Island, New York. She attended Curtis High School on Staten Island and joined Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights, New York. Lowry finished her studies in 1952 and attended Brown University to expand her educational career. Lowry’s first book named A Summer to Die became published in 1977. Other publications include Crow Call (2009), Bless the Mouse (2011) and Like The Willow Tree (2011).
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