Cormier's Take on Censorship Battles

Letter and Attachment from Robert Cormier to Kent 15 December 1981

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.