Judy Blume, writer
Judy Blume, writer
 
 
Judy Blume with her son, Lawrence Blume
Judy Blume with her son, Lawrence Blume
 
 
Blume at a book signing
Blume at a book signing
 
 
A few of the many books penned by Judy Blume
A few of the many books penned by Judy Blume
 
 
Judy Blume, popular author
Judy Blume, popular author
 
 
Judy with a happy fan
Judy with a happy fan
 
Blume, Judy<br>Author
Topic(s):   Authors, Famous People (U.S.), Women (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Judy Sussman Blume
Born February 12, 1938 (Elizabeth, New Jersey)
Died still living
Nationality American
Occupation(s) writer
Major Achievement(s) author of: Freckle Juice; Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo; Are You There, God? Itís Me, Margaret; Superfudge
Awards Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement from American Library Association, National Book Foundationís Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, dozens of Childrenís Choice awards

Judy Blume is a very popular author. Her books are known for being funny and honest. When children choose books to receive awards, they often choose Blumeís books because they enjoy them so much.

Blumeís parents helped Judy to love books and reading. As a girl, she loved the Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace. Blume spent time alone dreaming, thinking, and playing. She believes that time was important. It shaped her as a writer.

Judy Blume has written more than 20 books for children and adults. She spends more than a year writing each one. Blume says you must write what you care about. She reads her work aloud to be sure it sounds true. She likes rewriting the best. She rewrites each of her books three times before turning it in to her editor.

Many people praise Judy Blumeís books. Others judge them to be too open and free-spoken. Blume actively works to protect the freedom to read. She believes it is wrong to ban any book.

Judy Blume continues to write books for children and adults. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Resource information

Encyclopedia of World Biography. Judy Blume Biography. Retrieved from http://www.notablebiographies.com/Be-Br/Blume-Judy.html

Gale Books and Authors. (2009) Judy Blume. Retrieved from http://bna.galegroup.com/bna/start.do?p=BNA&u=gale

Judy Blume on the Web. Judyís Official Biography. Retrieved from http://www.judyblume.com/about.php

Kovacs, Deborah and Preller, James. Meet the Authors and Illustrators. New York: Scholastic, 1991.

Weidt, Maryann N. (n.d.). Judy Blume. Scribner Writers Series. Retrieved from http://go.galegroup.com

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