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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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Cormier describes how the source of fear is not in monsters on the screen or in books but those in our minds. He also describes a mother reading his novels along with her eighth-grade son.

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Assorted draft pages of Cormier's chapter on censorship later included in his essay "A Book Is Not a House: The Human Side of Censorship."

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Cormier discusses his feelings of helplessness in censorship battles. He also expresses his admiration for the teachers and librarians who support his writing and share it with young readers.

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This incomplete document includes Cormier's explanation for why a writer cannot consider a reader's response while writing because it risks producing bland work.

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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.

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Cormier discusses the futility of censorship in protecting children from the world.

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