Age Range:12 to 99 Grade Level 7th Grade
Lois Lowry won her first Newbery Medal in 1994 for The Giver. Six years later, she ushered readers back into its mysterious but plausible future world in Gathering Blue to
tell the story of Kira, orphaned, physically flawed, and left with an
uncertain future. This second book in the Giver Quartet has been
stunningly redesigned in paperback. As she did in The Giver and later Messenger, in Gathering Blue Lois
Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how
people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable.