Christopher, John. The Guardians. New York: Macmillan, 1970. 

The Guardians is a Dystopian novel written for children and young adults, like The Giver. It is set in the future and depicts an authoritarian society with sharp inequality. 

Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: Harper Perennial, 1998. 

Huxley's Brave New World is an influential dystopian novel first published in the 1930s. The world Huxley imagined has a few similarities to the community in The Giver, including the fact that citizens take medication to regulate their moods.  

Menexas, Vicky. “Efferent and Aesthetic Stance: Understanding the Definition of Lois Lowry’s The Giver as Metaphor.” Journal of Children’s Literature, 23(2): p34–41, Fall 1997. 

Menexas's piece is a short academic article about The Giver.   

Orwell, George. 1984. New York: Knopf, 1982. 

Orwell's 1984 is a very popular and widely read dystopian novel that has had a large influence on the genre. Like The Giver, the novel depicts an authoritarian regime which monitors its citizens very closely. 

Smith, Amanda. “PW Interviews: Lois Lowry.” Publishers Weekly, 152–153, 21 February 1986. 

This is an interview conducted with Lois Lowry, author of The Giver

Trosky, Susan M., ed. “Lowry, Lois.” Contemporary Authors. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994. 

This is an academic article about Lois Lowry's work.  

Zaidman, Laura M. “Lois Lowry.” Dictionary of Literary Biography. Ed. Glenn E. Estes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1986.  

This is a short biography of the author of The Giver, Lois Lowry.