Empathy, Regret, and Responsibility

This exhibit looks to the growth and gains that Robert Cormier's readers make by reading stories that examine inhumane behavior. Themes in this exhibit touch on the point of view of the victims of terrible acts, remorse as an impetus toward self-change, how trust and honesty factor into complex inter- and intra- personal dynamics around these questions, and the possibility of teaching for empathy in and out of schools. Included in this exhibit are letters between Cormier and teachers, a curriculum defense, and scripted oral presentations of Literature-N-Living students.