Everything you need to understand or teach Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry.
In a simple village best described as a future-past society, a small group of officials, known as the Council of Guardians, rules over the populace. The Guardians live in the only modern structure in the village, the Edifice, where they administer the laws of their people, while maintaining their history by performing an annual ritual called the Ruin Song. An ornate robe depicting scenes from the song and an intricately carved staff, both of which require extremely skilled care, aids the Singer of the Ruin Song. Gathering Blue is a tale of two teenagers both blessed and cursed with the skills necessary to care for these objects, and their gifts will lead them to discover some unpleasant truths about the Guardians and their society as a whole.
Kira, a teenage girl with a leg deformed from birth, has just bid farewell to her dead mother. Fierce beasts had dragged off... View more of the Gathering Blue Summary
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