Judy Blume’s twenty-five books for young readers and her four best-selling novels for adults have sold more than 90 million copies in forty languages. Her titles include Wifey, Summer Sisters and In the Unlikely Event. For younger readers, the five-book series about the irrepressible Fudge, as well as Tiger Eyes and Forever. She has been named a Literary Legend by the Library of Congress, and received the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, among her many honors. For more than forty years she has been a champion of intellectual freedom working to support teachers and librarians in their fight to keep challenged books on their shelves. An Emmy-nominated documentary Judy Blume Forever and a major motion picture based on her iconic novel Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, are now streaming. In 2016 Blume and her husband founded an independent, non-profit bookstore in their hometown of Key West. These days Blume can be found working several days a week at Books & Books KW.
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Judy Blume is best known for her best-selling young adult novel, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, but it’s her radical honesty and support of intellectual freedom that continue to put her in the spotlight. Her books are routinely banned and, at the same time, well-loved and widely read.
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