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The Giver

The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme of Freedom of Choice and other themes related to The Giver:

Christopher, John. The White Mountains. New York: Macmillan, 1967. Aliens have reduced all of mankind to servitude through a process known as Capping. Will Parker escapes being capped and joins a rebel band. (average)

Christopher, John. The Guardians. New York: Macmillan, 1970. A 13-year-old boy is determined to return free will to the people. (average)

L'Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time. New York: Farrar, 1962. This science fiction novel chronicles the adventures of a family of geniuses. After Father, who works for the government, gets stranded in another world, he is ultimately rescued by his family. (easy)

Parker, Steve. The Eye and Seeing. Revised Edition. The Human Body Series. NY: Franklin Watts, 1989. This is a well-done, popular series with intriguing facts and figures on topics such as color blindness, seeing in 3-D, the blink reflex, and more. (easy)

Tchudi, Stephen. Probing the Unknown: From Myth to Science. New York: Scribner & Sons, 1990. Readers learn the humorous and unusual ways that people have sought to understand the unknown. (average)