Lois Lowry's Life

Lowry's Life (Her life events are pink, and historical events are black)

March 20, 1937: Lois Ann Hammerburg is born

March 20, 1937

1939: The Hammersburg Family moves to Brooklyn, New York.

1939

1939: World War II begins

1939

1942: Lois's father goes off to the war. They move to Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

1942

1945: World War II ends

1945

1948: The Hammersburg family moves to Japan.

1948

1951: The family moves to Governors Island in New York City.

1951

1954-1956:Lois goes to college and drops out in 1956 to marry Donald Grey Lowry.

1954 - 1956

1958: Lois's first child, Alix is born.

1958

1959: Their second child, Grey is born.

1959

1961: Their third child, Kristin is born.

1961

1962: Lois's sister, Helen dies from cancer.

1962

1963: Lois's family moves to Maine.

1963

1963: Martin Luther King Jr. Gives the "I have a dream" speech

1963

1972: Lois recives a B.A. from the University of Southern Maine.

1972

1977: Lois gets divorced and her first novel A Summer to Die is published.

1977

1989: Number the stars is released

1989

1990: Lois receives her first Newbery Medal for Number the Stars.

1990

1993: The giver is released

1993

1994: Lois receives another Newbery Medal for The Giver.

1994