The Giver Author: Lois Lowry Publication date: Genre: About the Work Challenges in Canada 1998—A parent in Simcoe County (ON) complained about the presence of this book and Robert Cormier’s novel We All Fall Down in two elementary school libraries. Objection—The parent said that teaching this book would be more appropriate at the Grade 11 level. The book is aimed at children aged 10 to 13. Update—The board considered the objection but decided to leave The Giver in school libraries for Grade 6, 7, and 8 students. Report a Challenge Young adult novel.