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Cormier's Take on Censorship Battles
Letter and Attachment from Robert Cormier to Kent 15 December 1981
In this letter, Cormier references the Irmo, South Carolina aftermath, as well as the Dunstable-Groton Regional High School outcome. Significantly, he points to student agency partially due to lessons gleaned from reading The Chocolate War, that in the petition-making process, that students resisted insisting that people sign the petition. Instead, leaving room for autonomy, respect, and personal choice. The attachment is a news clipping, by John Norton, about censorship battles that entailed The Chocolate War that we understand is a copy of what Cormier sent to Kent.