Parents can be benevolent, protective, and involved; or they can be controlling, possessive, or absent. This exhibit includes representations and explorations of parenting from Cormier's fiction and nonfiction work by Cormier and others, including some artifacts by students. Most of the pieces in this exhibit are heartwarming or even nostalgic nonfiction works where Cormier explores his parenting experience as his children grow up children and the father-child relationship necessarily shifts. The fictional pieces in this collection show less favorable parenting strategies of distant or inappropriate parents. The letters from Cormier, in this section of the exhibit, are responses to his youthful readers and show him as a sort of parent-figure (in the best sense of the word) to those readers.