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President Cleveland Where Are You?
by Robert Cormier

A Photo Essay on the Great Depression
This site focuses on the lives of Americans during the Great Depression, the time when "President Cleveland, Where Are You?" is set. Browse through the gallery of photographs, choose one or two photos that you find most interesting, and share your impressions with your classmates.

Internet Public Library: Robert Cormier
Author Robert Cormier discussed his life and writing career, explaining that he wrote to show young people "that happy endings are not our birthright. You have to do something to make them happen." Do you think Jerry in "President Cleveland, Where Are You?" would agree with this idea? Take the role of Jerry and explain for your classmates how you took charge of your situation in order to help your brother. Explain whether you think the episode had a happy ending for you.