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Concetta T. Lee's letter to Robert Cormier

Robert Cormier's response to Concetta Lee

Robert Cormier's draft response to Rebecca Pace


The trapping of children into evil acts is a timeless theme still played out in literature and film today. This New York Times review of a made-for-Netflix video entitled, "Review: 'Beasts of No Nation' A Brutal Tale of Child Soldiers in Africa", from October 15, 2015, was written by A. O. Scott.

Here, too, is a New York Times Sunday Book Review, by William Boyd from February 27, 2007 called, ironically, "Babes in Arms" about the acclaimed Ishmael Beah's memoir, A Long Way Gone. This novel is about Beah's own horrific experience as a conscripted child soldier.

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