Author Lois Lowry

Author Lois Lowry

Kojo talks with award-winning children's and young adult author Lois Lowry.

Before "Harry Potter" and "The Hunger Games" there was "The Giver." Author Lois Lowry and her readers became so invested in the dystopian world she created in that novel that three more followed. The latest -- and reportedly last -- in the series, "Son," was recently published. Kojo talks with the award-winning children's and young adult author about her prolific career.

Guests

Lois Lowry

Author, 'Son'; Newbery Medal winner for 'Number the Stars' and 'The Giver'

Watch The Book Trailer For 'Son'

Told in three separate story lines, Lois Lowry's "Son" combines elements from the first three novels in her Giver Quartet -- "The Giver" (1994 Newbery Medal winner), "Gathering Blue" and "Messenger" —- into a breathtaking, thought-provoking narrative that wrestles with ideas of human freedom.

Lois Lowry Speaks At The 2009 National Book Festival

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