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Maine Calling Book Club: "The Giver" by Lois Lowry


The Maine Calling book club reconvenes to discuss Lois Lowry's 'The Giver.'  It's the story of twelve year old Jonas who lives in a dystopian future where there is no war, pain, fear - and no color or emotion.  Jonas's rebels against his job as holder of memories of both the joy - and the pain - of life. 

Guests:  Anne Miller, doctoral student at UMaine.  She's been an English teacher, library/media specialist, and literacy specialist and has taught Young Adult literature at UMaine.
Karyn Field, 8th grade teacher at Reeds Brook Middle School in Hampden, ME.

Elona Bodwell, 7th grader at Middle School of the Kennebunks.

Click here to listen to an NPR interview with Lois Lowry.

Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.