- Lois Lowry is an American writer credited with more than thirty children's books
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- She has won two Newbery Medals, for Number the Stars in 1990 and The Giver in 1994
- For her contribution as a children's writer, she was a finalist in 2000 (and U
- nominee again in 2004, as well as a finalist in 2016) for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest recognition available to creators of children's books
- Her book Gooney Bird Greene won the 2002 Rhode Island Children's Book Award
- In 2007 she received the Margaret Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her contribution in writing for teens
- In 2011 she gave the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture; her lecture was titled "UNLEAVING: The Staying Power of Gold"
- She was also awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Brown University in 2014
- nAs an author, Lowry is known for writing about difficult subject matters within her works for children
- She has explored such complex issues as racism, terminal illness, murder, and the Holocaust among other challenging topics
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