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The Chocolate War
The Chocolate War
Archival materials about or from Robert Cormier's 1974 novel, The Chocolate War.
Cormier discusses the futility of censorship in protecting children from the world.
Cormier describes the outcomes and actions of defenders in censorship battles in South Carolina and Massachusetts. Attached is a newspaper clipping on a South Carolina censorship battle.
Cormier writes to supporters of his works about his upcoming sequel Beyond the Chocolate War and his admiration of the work of teachers.
Cormier writes about the limiting influence literature would have on the behavior of its readers.
Two freshmen students write to the school committee defending The Chocolate War, refuting its power to incite students to challenge their parents and teachers. They ask the committee to trust in their students' judgment. The letter is signed by 38…
Cormier summarizes a number of censorship attacks on his books in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Florida. He also mentions how he responds to censorship attempts of his work.
Richardson recounts a student's journal entries on The Chocolate War as he worked on a paper on censorship of Cormier's work. The article includes portions of Paul's letter to Cormier and Cormier's complete response. Richardson closes on the…
Joseph Sepesy's term paper for Dr. Gary Salvner's Spring 1988 Adolescent Literature course at Youngstown State University is largely an analysis of Jerry's character.
This draft describes how Cormier shared a draft of The Chocolate War with his 15-year-old daughter to test Fabio Coen's idea that the excised chapter is unnecessary to the story. He then expresses his thanks for his network of supporters and family.
Robert Cormier writes to a class about how a character's development follows inevitable paths. He also addresses how the sequel to The Chocolate War aims to address readers' questions. Cormier later discusses the dangers of precautionary…
This short chapter includes a scene of Archie formulating his revenge against Jerry.