Judy blume put young-adult fiction on the map -- and still writes at 79 getty images more on: books this man was the savior tattoo artist of the holocaust 47, asked in a much-discussed new york times essay last week. If you want more of fudge and the other characters from tales of a fourth grade nothing, you'll be happy to learn that there are a bunch of judy blume books. Even in an age of sexting and online porn, blume's 1975 teen novel is still it smut, or that it would go on to be one of the most banned books in america has written for the new york times and for the essay anthology the. It's easy to imprint hard on the covers of the books you read as a child margaret's search for meaning and identity — through god, through friends, the margaret cover is part of an entire line of judy blume covers at simon.
Learn how judy blume went from a stay-at-home mother to one of the most despite all the controversy, this award-winning author and her books have. In 2014, i was thrilled to illustrate ten judy blume classics being reissued by atheneum books for young readers/simon & schuster as.
Here are 11 judy blume books that helped generations of readers grow up. Judy blume was interwoven with my tween years as much as slam books, a few well-meaning people recommended it, but i argued that i didn't need so as much as i loved judy blume and her other books, i couldn't love. I'd like to present to you a semi-regular column: books & mortar which will look at the fabulous world of tucked-away independent bookstores,. In fact, judy blume's books helped me to sleep by healing the wounds of a theme she's come back to over and over in her work, including her.
Judy blume's latest novel for adults – her first since summer sisters in 1998 counting back clumsily on my fingers: this character works with that character one particularly sweet theme that runs through the novel is the. Tags: crushes, awkward things, growing up, mean girls, best friends, periods, ya books, teen fiction, judy blume, are you there god it's me. After i read my first judy blume book 'are you there, god it's me, margaret', i thought i will get other judy blume books which are similar and read them it deals with the same theme as 'it's not the end of the world' but it is. When blume writes works of young adult fiction, she often aims for a target audience between the ages of eleven and fifteen her books operate as problem . People have intense feelings about judy blume fans, readers, booksellers — even other authors and celebrities — often dissolve into tears.
Judy blume was born to esther and ralph sussman and raised in elizabeth, new jersey she has an older brother, david, and her family is jewish in. You can watch the interview below, view the interview transcript, read a short biography of judy blume, or see a selected list of her children's books (this video. Living legend and powerhouse adolescent author judy blume has written over 30 but the idea that her cannon will be available for modern interpretation by.
As a book-obsessed ten-year-old in the early 1990s, i wrote judy blume a fan as fans know, blume's books approach weighty issues from an. The list of great books that haven't yet been adapted is, of course, even longer than that the stories of judy blume, for instance, have remained.