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Judy Blume

Fearless Storyteller for Teens

Series: Authors Teens Love

By Jen Jones Donatelli

Welcome to Judy Blume's world, where no topic is off limits. Best known for her frank and funny take on adolescence, Blume is regarded as a pioneer in making it "okay" for teens to discuss their bodies and fears. For almost forty years, Blume's work has connected with young readers and adults. Her books have also achieved notoriety as the target of repeated censorship—Blume is one of the American Library Association's "most challenged authors." To date, her books have sold more than 75 million copies and received close to 100 awards.

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Reviews

". . . a good addition to the biography section for author studies."

Clark County School District, July 18, 2008

"With a tone that makes for an enjoyable and easy read, this biography would be a great introduction to the genre for pre-teen readers . . ."

Pasadena Independent School District, July 8, 2008

". . . an easy to read book for young readers that will certainly keep their attention and present the factual details on the career of a well known author . . . an enjoyable read."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2008

"A very balanced view of Blume for young readers."

Delaware County Library System, May 30, 2008

"For students who love Judy Blume, this biographical piece will answer almost every question about the writer’s past and her convictions. For students who are reading about Blume for a project, this book will pave the way for excellent research."

Garland Independent School District, November 17, 2008

". . . the content does an excellent job of telling about Judy Blume’s life in the context of her writing."

Mt. Diablo Unified School District, November 2008

". . . this story is well written and will keep readers engaged."

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