Raziq Mohideen
If you’re looking for a happy
ending, you’ve got the wrong author…
 Born on January 17, 1925- Leominster
Massachusetts
 First Poem-Age 12
 Wrote radio commercials
 MarriedConstance Sena...
 Newspaper journalist for over 30 years
 Rarely ever stopped writing
 Visited libraries to meet people
 Published I Ha...
 Raised in French-Canadian region
 The ChocolateWar received mixed reviews
 President of his senior class
 Society cla...
 Loved being contacted
 Observed the youth in his town
 Compared to Salinger and Golding
 Lived during Great Depressio...
 Monument modeled after Leominster
 Bitter feelings towards church
 Wrote his first poem in 7th grade
 College short s...
ThomasWolfe GrahamGreene Hemmingway Saroyan
Brian Moore JohnO’Hara J.D. Salinger
 His son inspired the The ChocolateWar
 I Am the Cheese inspired by U.S.Witness
Relocation Program
 Greatly influenced ...
 Known primarily for :
 Great realism
 Focus on adolescent life
 Dark themes
 Controversial Issues
 Distinct Writing...
 Didn’t restrict himself to readers’
expectations
 Some novels considered classics
 15 young adult novels, 3 adult nove...
 MargaretA. Edwards Award
 BestYoung Adult Book
 ALA, NewYorkTimes, and School Library Journal
 PhoenixAward
 K.R.Tho...
 "100 Most Frequently Challenged Books by Decade." ALA. American Library Association, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013.
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  1. 1. Raziq Mohideen If you’re looking for a happy ending, you’ve got the wrong author…
  2. 2.  Born on January 17, 1925- Leominster Massachusetts  First Poem-Age 12  Wrote radio commercials  MarriedConstance Senay  First young adult book-The ChocolateWar Leominster, MA
  3. 3.  Newspaper journalist for over 30 years  Rarely ever stopped writing  Visited libraries to meet people  Published I HaveWords to Spend: Reflections of a Small-Town Editor  Died on November 2nd, 2000 The newspaper Cormier wrote for
  4. 4.  Raised in French-Canadian region  The ChocolateWar received mixed reviews  President of his senior class  Society classified his books as young adult  Factory worker duringWWII
  5. 5.  Loved being contacted  Observed the youth in his town  Compared to Salinger and Golding  Lived during Great Depression J. D. Salinger WilliamGolding
  6. 6.  Monument modeled after Leominster  Bitter feelings towards church  Wrote his first poem in 7th grade  College short story sent to magazine  Journalism contributed to realistic writing style
  7. 7. ThomasWolfe GrahamGreene Hemmingway Saroyan Brian Moore JohnO’Hara J.D. Salinger
  8. 8.  His son inspired the The ChocolateWar  I Am the Cheese inspired by U.S.Witness Relocation Program  Greatly influenced to write by parents  Writing influenced by his kids’ lives  Poor health spared him from serving in army
  9. 9.  Known primarily for :  Great realism  Focus on adolescent life  Dark themes  Controversial Issues  Distinct Writing Style  Originality
  10. 10.  Didn’t restrict himself to readers’ expectations  Some novels considered classics  15 young adult novels, 3 adult novels  ExcellentColumnist
  11. 11.  MargaretA. Edwards Award  BestYoung Adult Book  ALA, NewYorkTimes, and School Library Journal  PhoenixAward  K.R.Thompson NewspaperAward  Best Human Interest Story of theYear MargaretA. Edwards Award PhoenixAward
  12. 12.  "100 Most Frequently Challenged Books by Decade." ALA. American Library Association, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top100>.  “1991 Margaret A. Edwards Award Winner." Yalsa. American Library Association, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/bookawards/margaretaedwards/maeprevious/1991awardwinner>.  "Biography for Robert Cormier." IMDb. IMDb.com, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0180068/bio>.  "Biography of Robert Cormier (1925-2000)." Gradesaver.com. Gradesaver, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.gradesaver.com/author/robert-cormier/>.  Campbell, Patricia J. Robert Cormier: Daring to Disturb theUniverse. 1st ed. NewYork: Delacorte, 2006. Print.  Cengage, Robert. "Robert (Edmund) Cormier 1925." Enotes.com. Enotes.com, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.enotes.com/robert-cormier-essays/cormier-robert-edmund>.  "PhoenixAward." ChLA. Children's Literature Association, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.childlitassn.org/index.php?page=about&family=awards&category=06--Phoenix_Award>.  "Robert Cormier London, July 2000." ACHUKA. ACHUKA, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.achuka.co.uk/special/cormier01.htm>.  "Robert Cormier." A City ofWords. WPI, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://users.wpi.edu/~cityofwords/cormier.html>.  "Robert Cormier." BN.com. Barnes&Noble, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.barnesandnoble.com/writers/writerdetails.asp?z=y>.  "Robert Cormier." Ipl2. ISchool, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.ipl.org/div/askauthor/Cormier.html>.  "Robert Cormier." PenguinBooks. Penguin Books Ltd, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.penguin.co.uk/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,1000023069,00.html>.  "Robert Cormier." Scholastic. Scholastic Inc., n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/robert-cormier>.  "The 100 Most Frequently Challenged Books of 1990–2000." ALA. American Library Association, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=bbwlinks>.  "Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books: 2000-2009." American Library Association. ALA, n.d.Web. 02 Sept. 2013. <http://www.ala.org/bbooks/top-100-bannedchallenged-books-2000-2009>.  ALA Logo. Digital image.Wikimedia.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Ala_logo.gif>.  Brian Moore. Digital image. BBC. Web. 8 November 2013. <http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/250000/images/_253500_young.jpg>.  EdwardsAward. Digital image. ALA.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://www.ala.org/Images/yalsa/edwards/EdwardsSeal.jpg>.  Ernest Hemingway. Digital image.Wikimedia.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bb/Ernest_Hemingway_1923_passport_photo.jpg>.  FitchburgState College Seal. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://www.forfatterweb.dk/forfatterweb/billeder/Golding.jpg>.  GrahamGreene. Digital image.Wikimedia.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d4/Graham_Greene.jpg>.  I am the Cheese. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://media.npr.org/assets/bakertaylor/covers/i/i-am-the- cheese/9780375840395_custom-b9621a21f0417c4ca3171c1106b82cef8695aeb5-s6-c30.jpg>.  I am the Cheese. Digital image.Wikimedia.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/I-am-cheese- cover.jpg>.  I HaveWords to Spend. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1347661992l/668479.jpg>.  J. D. Salinger. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://www.algemeiner.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/JD_Salinger.jpg>.  J.D. Salinger. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/S/JD- Salinger-9470070-1-402.jpg>.  John O'hara. Digital image.Wikimedia.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/23/John_Ohara.jpg/220px-John_Ohara.jpg>.  Leominster High School Mascot. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://www.hendricksonadvertising.com/images/decals/lhs.gif>.  Old Fashioned Journalist. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://kevin.lexblog.com/uploads/image/journalism%20law%20career%20for%20law%20grad.jpg>.  "Popular RobertCormier Books." Popular RobertCormier Books. N.p., n.d.Web. 8 Nov. 2013. <http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/robert-cormier>.  ThomasWolfe. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/W/Thomas-Wolfe-38959-1-402.jpg>.  William Saroyan. Digital image.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://free-stock-photos.com/celebrity/pics/william-saroyan-1.jpg>.  Worcester. Digital image.Wikimedia.Web. 8 November 2013. <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/Leominster_ma_highlight.png>. Sources for Pictures:

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