Judy Blume BY: Morgan spain, torey crosswhite and brittney troyer

Birth Date: February 12, 1938 (age 79)

Education: New York University

Place of Birth:Elizabeth, New Jersey

● Quotes from the author:

○ “You can't give in to any of the censors. I don't care where they're coming from. Because we'll have nothing then. Something will be offensive to someone in every book, so you've got to fight it. ” —Judy Blume

○ “My characters live inside my head for a long time before I actually start to write a book about them. Then, they become so real to me I talk about them at the dinner table as if they are real. Some people consider this weird. But my family understands.” —Judy Blume

○ “You know, I have a really good memory from my childhood. I think that people who write for and about kids, I think we just have a special connection to our own childhoods.” -Judy Blume

○ “I still am 12 years old inside, and I can put myself back there. I never think about it. It just comes out. It’s something spontaneous. As I grow older, I guess I split in half because I see the world as the mother, the grandmother that I am, and I also can put myself back and identify totally with children.”-Judy Blume

○ “Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch.” -Judy Blume

Major theme or message of the body of work

  • The overall theme and message of Judy Blume’s bodies of work consists of the struggles boys and girls face while growing up. Her books are timeless and are just as popular with kids today as they were forty years ago.

Awards and/or honors received

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

  • 2012 Scholastic Magazine's Parent & Child 100 Greatest Books For Kids

Blubber

  • 1983 North Dakota Children's Choice Award

Forever

  • 2012 NPR - Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

Freckle Juice

  • 1980 Michigan Young Reader's Award, Michigan Council of Teachers

Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One

  • 2009A Junior Library Guild Selection for Spring 2009

Fudge-a-mania

  • 1983 California Young Reader Medal

Here's To You, Rachel Robinson

  • 1993 Parents' Choice Award, Parents' Choice Foundation

Just As Long As We're Together

  • 1989 Young Reader's List Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great
  • 1984 Book of the Month Award

Author's books.

● The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo

● The Pain and The Great One

● Freckle Juice

● Soupy Saturdays with the Pain & the Great One

● Cool Zone with the Pain & the Great One

● Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain & the Great One

● Friend or Fiend? with the Pain & the Great One

● Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

● Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great

● Superfudge

● Fudge-a-mania

● Double Fudge

● Iggie's House

● Blubber

● Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself

● It's Not the End of the World

● Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

● Then Again, Maybe I Won't

● Deenie

● Just As Long As We're Together

● Here's to You, Rachel Robinson

● Tiger Eyes

● Forever

● Deenie

● Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret

● Then Again, Maybe I Won't

● Letters to Judy: What Your Kids Wish They Could Tell You

● Places I Never Meant to Be

● Wifey

● Smart Women

● Summer Sisters

● In the Unlikely Event

References

  • http://judyblume.com/about.php
  • http://www."Judy Blume." Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2016. Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GLS&sw=w&u=txshracd2559&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CH1000009728&it=r&asid=700d2d5c126aab32985baf7c4d9ec343. Accessed 19 Mar. 2017.biography.com/people/judy-blume-9216512#synopsis "Judy Blume." Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by Jeffrey W. Hunter, vol. 325, Gale, 2012. Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GLS&sw=w&u=txshracd2559&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CH1132910000&it=r&asid=dba9dcec5bc11a12de38a58d19b4eb02. Accessed 19 Mar. 2017.
  • "Take A Walk With Judy Blume Through Her Old Miami Beach Neighborhood." All Things Considered, 25 June 2015. Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GLS&sw=w&u=txshracd2559&v=2.1&id=GALE%7CA420108671&it=r&asid=0f4556e155931203423bb0a327052beb. Accessed 19 Mar. 2017.
  • "Interview: Judy Blume discusses her career as a successful and controversial author of books for young readers." All Things Considered, 15 Sept. 2004. Literature Resource Center, go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GLS&sw=w&u=txshracd2559&v=2.1&id=GALEe%7CA162038034&it=r&asid=e07384f4d033be605e2a96c04cf23986. Accessed 19 Mar. 2017

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