Today marks Day Five of Banned Books Week, and how could we possibly come close to finishing out the week without commenting on one of the most well-loved and most-challenged author for several decades running: Judy Blume.
If you were ever a child (and isn’t that every one of us), then Judy Blume’s name is at least familiar to you. She wrote the books that helped many of us get through adolescence. She was the adult in our lives who told us that our experiences were normal! She told us about the facts of life, and she told them to us straight. And we appreciated and loved her for it. But, for her efforts, she’s been one of the most challenged authors ever.
My childhood would not have been complete without many of Blume’s books. She was part of the “village” that raised me. Among my favorites were:
- Are You…
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