08-07-2007 12:41 AM
Judy Blume is totally cool. Andd boo to whoever tries to ban her books.
We've had Judy Blume herself drop into our boards, so I'd like to make a litte space for us to ask her questions!
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.
08-15-2007 08:48 AM
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08-18-2007 10:01 PM
I saw on the author events that you are doing a signing at the B&N in Skokie IL in September, is it true?? Please let me know. It would be so thrilling to meet you!
08-19-2007 10:41 PM
So many of us grew up devouring Judy Blume's books in the 70's and it is a testimant to an incredible writter that hers continue to be the first books young people select from a classroom or library shelf in 2007. My daugher, who recently turned 10, has emersed herself in Judy Blume books since she was little. Beginning with The Pain and the Great One all the way through many titles until this summer when she read Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Although decades have passed since its publication, ...Margaret continues to inspire young girls. Everything in that book continues to be the essence of what girls think about and experience in what is now known as the "tween" age. My daughter can't get enough -- she's been known to re-read Judy's books many times. Thanks to Judy for being a inspiration to girls over and over again. After all of that, my question is -- Judy, is there a YA author out there who writes realistic fiction that speaks to boys as clearly as your writing speaks to girls?
This is an interesting question! I know at public libraries, there are big pushes to host "Guys Read" programs, but my impression is that they're often more sci-fi, fantasy based. I'd be interested to hear from teachers or librarians who might know.