I Am the Cheese

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I Am the Cheese


Archival materials about or from Robert Cormier's 1977 novel, I Am the Cheese.

Collection Items

FAQs on I Am the Cheese
Graduate students at Fitchburg State College assembled responses from Robert Cormier on frequently asked questions on I Am the Cheese. Questions concerns character motives, the line between reality and fantasy, and Cormier's inspiration and goals for…

Letter from Robert Cormier to Janet Mitzner
Cormier writes about his allusion to The Wizard of Oz in I Am the Cheese as well as the homosexual references in the novel.

Janet Mitzner's letter to Robert Cormier 3 February 1978
Janet, a doctoral candidate, writes Cormier with a number of questions about I Am the Cheese. One question is about the reference to "The Farmer in the Dell." Janet also proposes several questions regarding potential plot holes in the Farmer family's…

Gloria's letter and poem to Robert Cormier 3 March 1988
Gloria introduces her poem to Cormier and shares her aspiration to be a professional writer. Included is a poem she wrote based on I Am the Cheese.

Letter from Robert Cormier to Gloria 4 April 1988
Cormier shares brief feedback on Gloria's I Am the Cheese poem.

Letter from Robert Cormier to Fabio Coen 20 September 1976
Robert Cormier outlines the revisions he made to the I Am the Cheese manuscript to his editor.

Letter from Robert Cormier to Art 17 January 1987
Cormier responds to Art's concerns about the Salem censorship battle by describing the Panama City censorship of I Am the Cheese. The idea of protecting children through censorship and precautionary censorship makes up a large portion of the letter.

Letter from Robert Cormier to 8th grade English class at Mason Middle School 18 March 1995
Cormier shares I Am the Cheese FAQ responses (written by Fitchburg State College students) with students interested in institutional victimization.

Student project on I Am the Cheese
Becky Mitchell and Andrea Babcock's letter and attached class poems, illustrations of book quotes, and reader's theatre script and props list inspired by I Am the Cheese.

I Am the Cheese in Leominster and Fitchburg, MA
12 photographs of Leominster and Fitchburg locales featured in I Am the Cheese.
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