Lois Lowry has been awarded the prestigious Newbery Medal twice in her career. Both Number the Stars and The Giver continue to be used in classrooms and read by children worldwide. Out of Lowry's dozens of published books, The Giver remains her most acclaimed and controversial. Through this in-depth portrait of Lowry, readers will recognize similarities between her personal experiences and the events and characters in her books. This connection offers personal insight on Lowry and how she came to be one of the most successful children's authors of her time.