Robert Cormier in the Classroom

This collection showcases student writing and teachers' curricular work as it relates to Robert Cormier's novels. Because of the significant and relevant themes of his work and the ease of his writing, Robert Cormier’s novels were and still are often assigned readings in American middle schools. As a founding father of realistic fiction, his work is also a cornerstone to YA literature and so appears in college courses in YA literature. Students from middle school to graduate school have interacted with Cormier’s work in rich and varied ways represented in this section of the exhibit. Included are letter exchanges with students and classes, teacher lesson plans, and student projects and papers.


Elise Takehana and Anna Consalvo