Thank you to all those who came and
heard Lois Lowry speak at
Northridge High School in April.
She was delightful!!
For the Winners of the Dystopian Writing Contest and The "Giver" Book Trailer Contest
see the menu at the left.
The Family Literacy Night Coloring Contest Winner is...
5th Grader at Valley View Elementary
Congratulations Sierra! She won a Kindle!
"Where I'm Going"
In 2012-13, hundreds of Davis County residents explored "Where I'm From" by creating their own poems based on George Ella Lyon's poem. This year, residents can focus on the future and "Where I'm Going".
Dystopian literature has captured the attention of both youth and adults. A dystopian novel is one that is set in a future world in which things have somehow gone wrong. Such novels often serve as social commentary, warning of the possible outcomes of many of the things we are currently doing.
In The Giver, Lois Lowry creates a world in which pain and strife have been eliminated by implementing "sameness." Personal choice has been removed, which has also eradicated emotional depth. Jonas, the main character, must decide if he should he stay with the community and the safe, consistent but shallow life it offers, or if he should run away in pursuit of a life full of love, color, choices, and knowledge, but also potentially full of danger.
We have an amazing opportunity this year! Lois Lowry, Newbery Award-winning author of Number the Stars and The Giver, will deliver our Davis Reads keynote address on April 11, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Northridge High School.
see all of the upcoming Davis Reads events!
We want thank Target for the grant of $5000 that they have donated to Davis Reads!
Because of this generous donation all 26 of our secondary schools have received a library set of the Giver quartet and 24 of our elementary schools have received a classroom set of Gooney Bird Greene, both written by Lois Lowry.
A special Thanks to Target, an amazing community partner!