Blume, Judy, 1938-

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Judy Blume, nee Sussman, was born February 12, 1938 in Elizabeth, NJ. Educated at New York University, she obtained her BS in 1961. She began to write in the 1960s, publishing her first book The One in the Middle is a Green Kangeroo in 1969. Ms Blume continued writing throughout the 1970s, focusing more on the preteen audience. She acheived a major success with her novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret in 1970. The book honestly and realistically portrayed the concerns, trials and anguish of early and preteen, and was tremendously popular with early and preteens. In the 1970s Ms. Blume published several other early and preteen novels, many of which tackled controversial subjects, including teenage sexuality in Forever (first young adult novel). Often criticized and censored by some critics, she is praised by others, and has become one of the most widely read of preteen writers by preteens. Ms. Blume has also written several humorous juvenile novels such as Superfudge which have endeared her to younger readers, as well as several adult novels and a work of non-fiction, Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You. Noted for her honest portrayal of adolescent concerns and realistic dialogue, Judy Blume remainds on of America's best loved and widely read authors.

From the guide to the Judy Blume Papers, 1970-1993, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

Judy Blume, nee Sussman, was born February 12, 1938 in Elizabeth, NJ. Educated at New York University, she earned her B.S. in 1961. She began to write in the 1960s, publishing her first book The One in the Middle is a Green Kangaroo in 1969. Ms. Blume continued writing throughout the 1970s, focusing more on the preteen audience. She achieved a major success with her novel Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret in 1970. The book honestly and realistically portrayed the concerns, trials and anguish of preteens and proved tremendously popular. In the 1970s Ms. Blume published several other preteen and young adult novels, many of which tackled controversial subjects, including teenage sexuality in Forever . Criticized and censored by some critics, she is praised by others, and has become one of the most widely read writers of children's literature.

Ms. Blume has also written several humorous juvenile novels such as Superfudge which have endeared her to younger readers, as well as several adult novels and a work of non-fiction, Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You.

From the guide to the Judy Blume papers, 1971-1993, (University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc])

American author of childrens and young adult books.

From the description of Here's to you, Rachel Robinson : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731413

American author of children's and young adult books.

From the description of It's not the end of the world : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62488803

From the description of Papers, 1970-1993. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423197

From the description of Otherwise known as Sheila the great : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62435747

From the description of Letters to Judy : what kids wish they could tell you : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423199

From the description of Fudge-a-mania : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62423198

From the description of Are you there God? It's me, Margaret : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62435746

From the description of Smart women : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731415

From the description of Tiger eyes : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62731414

From the description of Deenie : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684739

From the description of Superfudge : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684740

From the description of Just as long as we're together : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684741

From the description of Starring Sally J. Freedman as herself : production material. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62684738

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creatorOf Blume, Judy. Here's to you, Rachel Robinson : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Commencement address : typescript, 2003 May 25 / Judy Blume. Mount Holyoke College, Williston & Miles-Smith Library
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Superfudge : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. It's not the end of the world : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Judy Blume papers Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Are you there God? It's me, Margaret : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Smart women : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Judy Blume papers, 1971-1993 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Starring Sally J. Freedman as herself : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Papers, 1970-1993. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Videotape collection of Judy Chicago, 1971-2004 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Lee, Marie G. Papers, 1989-1996 (bulk 1992-1996). University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Tiger eyes : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Judy Blume Papers, 1970-1993 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Otherwise known as Sheila the great : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Deenie : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Letters to Judy : what kids wish they could tell you : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Fudge-a-mania : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
creatorOf Blume, Judy. Just as long as we're together : production material. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
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Children--Attitudes
Brothers and sisters--Juvenile fiction
Conduct of life
Families--Juvenile fiction
Religions--Fiction
Family problems--Fiction
Brothers--Fiction
Brothers--Juvenile fiction
Humorous stories
Children's literature--Manuscripts
Death--Fiction
Death--Juvenile fiction
Jews--Juvenile fiction
Gifted children--Fiction
Children--Correspondence
Vacations--Fiction
Religion--Juvenile fiction
Brothers and sisters--Fiction
Children's writings
Scoliosis--Juvenile fiction
Jews--fiction
Divorce--Juvenile fiction
Children's literature
Children's literature, American
Family--Fiction
Domestic fiction
Parent and child
Friendship--Fiction
Gifted children--Juvenile fiction
Success
Adolescent girls--Fiction
Scoliosis--Fiction
Teenage girls--Juvenile fiction
Friendship--Juvenile fiction
Divorce--Fiction
Vacations--Juvenile fiction
Family life--Fiction
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