Monday November 5, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- Brooks Memorial Library will host a live webcast from the Maurice J. Tobin K-8 School in Boston, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m., in the library’s meeting room to hear the two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry discuss her newest book, "Son," the sequel to "The Giver."

"Written with powerful, moving simplicity, Claire’s story stands on its own, but as the final volume in this iconic quartet, it holistically reunites characters, reprises provocative socio-political themes and offers a transcending message of tolerance and hope. Bravo!" write Kirkus, in a starred review.

"Lowry is one of those rare writers who can craft stories as meaningful as they are enticing," opined Booklist, in another starred review.

Lowry is known for her versatility and invention as a writer. She was born in Hawaii and grew up in New York, Pennsylvania and Japan. After several years at Brown University, she turned to her family and to writing. She is the author of more than 30 books for young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal and the Mark Twain Award. She received Newbery Medals for two of her novels, "Number the Stars" and "The Giver."

Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information, call 802-254-5290 or visit www.brooks.lib.vt.us.