Published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1993 Edition: [Various editions] Description: 180 p. ; 22 cm ISBN/ISSN: 0395645662, 9780385732550, 0553571338 (pbk.), 0440237688 (pbk.), 9780547995663 (hardcover), 0547995660 (hardcover), 9780544340688, 054434068x, Language: English
Winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal
Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award Winner 1996
Also published: New York, N.Y. : Bantam Books, 1999, c1993 (180 p.)
Also published: New York : Laurel Leaf Books, 2002, c1993 (179 p.)
Also published: New York : Delacorte Press,  (179 p.)
Also published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, . 225p.
Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives