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Judy Blume
Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, NJ, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me,... show more
Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, NJ, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Superfudge; Blubber; Just As Long As We're Together; and Forever. She has also written the best-selling novels Wifey; Smart Women; and, Summer Sisters. More than 75 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into twenty-six languages. She receives thousands of letters each month from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her.Judy received a B.S. in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year that American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. She has won more than ninety awards, none more important than those coming directly from her youngest readers. She serves on the boards of the Author's Guild, currently as Vice President; the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, where she sponsors an award for contemporary fiction; and the National Coalition Against Censorship, working to protect intellectual freedom. In Spring 2002, Judy was a spokesperson for the Cheerios "A Book for Every Child" literacy campaign which benefited Reading is Fundamental, America's largest literacy organization. She is also the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation. Judy's first book in the Fudge series, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, was published in 1972. She is thrilled to be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with the publication of Double Fudge. Just as generations of fans have loved the Fudge books, generations of Judy's family have inspired them. Thirty years ago, Fudge was inspired by her son, Larry, and now Double Fudge was written at the request of her grandson, Elliot. Judy lives on islands up and down the East Coast with her husband George Cooper. They have three grown children and one grandchild.
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Birth date: 1938-02-12
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 6 months ago
This one comes closer than Just as Long as We're Together to the Judy Blume I remember. Rachel Robinson is the tallest girl in her class, a gifted student taking advance classes, on the debate team and an aspiring musician. Her mom's a trial lawyer who has just been appointed a judge, and her f...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 6 months ago
This book and its followup, Here's To You Rachel Robinson are the only two Young Adult books by Judy Blume that I had not read as a young adult (they were published after my time). I saw them both at a Free Little Library and thought, why not? It's good, but I don't know if I'm missing something ...
Books for My Classroom
Books for My Classroom rated it 6 months ago
Tales of a Fourth Grade nothing is a funny book about a boy and his younger brother. They experience many different experiences and trials throughout the book. I think this book would be a great one to use in a literature circle for older elementary grades. Lexile Level - 470
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ireneramos773 rated it 6 months ago
Judy Blume was my favorite author when I was younger. So I thought that on her birthday (February 12) I would read Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. This is a cute story of an eleven year old Margaret rushing to grow up. Reading this story I was once again swept away by Judy Blume's talent for c...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 7 months ago
I've been giving into nostalgia the last few months and picking up copies of Blume's adolescent books for myself, but stopped short of the children's books. Until one day my sister in law was looking for kids books with a chemistry bent and Freckle Juice popped into my head. It's not chemistry, ex...
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