Lois Lowry

Gathering Blue

Study Guide

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Historical Context

Lois Lowry was born in Hawaii in 1937. Lowry lived in many different countries as a child because her father was an Army officer but kept coming back to the United States. She attended Brown University to study writing but left before getting her degree because she wanted to get married. Lowry and her husband had four children before divorcing, and they inspired both her writing, and her return to college; she received an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine. Lowry worked fulltime as a housekeeper but spent a fair deal of time writing stories for young adults as well as textbooks. Lowry has written more than twenty books for young adults, and many of them have received book awards and high praise.

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