Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Judy Blume- RECAP

Brought to you by Emily:

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret



Freckle Juice

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Yes, we all read them and loved them. And we have Judy Blume to thank for keeping us in great books all through elementary and middle school!

Two Mondays ago (October 27th), Judy stopped by Books & Books to talk a little bit about her books, what it's like to be an author, and her feelings on the SUPERCHARGED presidential election - can you guess who she voted for?

It was such an incredible thrill to meet one of my childhood icons. I even got her to sign a copy of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, so I can go back and read it again (and then put it away for the daughter I will someday have!)

And for those of you who just can't get enough of Judy Blume, check out
Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers, which she edited. This is a collection of original stories by YA writers who, like Judy, have found their work censored or challenged - authors like Julius Lester, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson and Jacqueline Woodson.

So, from all us fans.... Judy, we salute you!

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