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File #263: "Ms Lee letter233.jpg"
In this one page, typed letter dated April 26, 1996, Cormier responds to Florida teacher, Concetta T. Lee. He explains that Hairston is a non-ethic name that coveys ugliness yet is not a name anyone local might think is theirs. He describes Monument as a combination of Leominster and Fitchburg. Moreover, he thanks her for her work and expresses satisfaction that his book, Tunes for Bears to Dance To, is provoking deep thinking in her students.