It’s been 25 years since the Newbury Medal-winning dystopian novel "The Giver" first came out. It tells the tale of a young boy named Jonas living in a futuristic society that has eliminated all pain, fear, war, and hatred — but also was void of choice, individuality, and the joys that can come from human emotion. A few years ago, it was made into a feature film, and more recently, Lowry helped make "The Giver" into a graphic novel. It has also been named one of America's 100 best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.
Jim Braude was joined by Lois Lowry to discuss the novel’s enduring resonance with readers young and old.