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Clare's pleas to Cormier to continue writing novels to save her from banal young adult literature.

Cormier identifies with Clare's plight for substantial reading for young adults.

Letter to Irmo High School principal, Dr. John Sprawls in defense of The Chocolate War.

Teacher John Merrill writes to principal Paul Tracy supporting The Chocolate War.

Thanks and commiseration with a teacher facing a censorship battle.

Jan Wallace requests advice on how to talk to a Catholic parent about Fade's literary value.

Cormier speaks to his motives for writing and its basis in emotion.

Cormier thanks Coen for his comments and describes the revisions made to The Chocolate War.

Cormier shares I Am the Cheese FAQ responses (written by Fitchburg State College students) with students interested in institutional victimization.

Thanks for a personal photograph related to the conceit of Fade.

Alice Smith responds to Cormier's talk at the New York Public Library about his book Fade. She describes sharing the book with co-workers at her library and with middle school students.

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…

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.

Robert Cormier provides four bulleted points on his thoughts on censorship. These are frequently included in his letters to fans and objectors who write to him on censorship. He later added a fifth point addressing his distaste for defending his…
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