Number the Stars won the 1990 Newbery Medal. Let's just put it this way: Lowry's in really good company. Including herself, actually. She won another Newbery in 1994 for The Giver. Now that's some impressive stuff.
Lowry is proof that you don't have to do things the traditional way. For instance, she didn't finish attending college all at once. She took a break, had four kids, and then went back. (Source.)
Have a question for our author? Don't hesitate to drop her a line! Lowry encourages young readers to contact her by email. Do it. We dare you. (And let us know what she says!) (Source.)
Lowry's favorite author is Ian McEwan. That's the guy who wrote Atonement, a really cool story that was made into a really creepy movie. You might want to wait a few years before checking that one out. (Source.)