Gathering Blue

What is Lois Lowry's message in "Gathering Blue"?

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In Gathering Blue , the title means in the end of the book chistofer gives kria the plant that makes blue
In Gathering Blue , the title means in the end of the book chistofer gives kria the plant that makes blue
To gather and find the color 'blue' in the story is to find something very rare and unique. Symbolically, then, the author is talking about the beauty of the human soul and spirit. Kira feels 'less' of a person because of her deformity and through her personal quest to find 'blue' she realizes her own worth; she finds her spirit and her soul. It is as valueable as 'blue'.