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Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, Then Again, Maybe I Won't, Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Blubber by Judy Blume.
The name blubber all started out of a mini-essay about any topic you wanted to write about. So this girl,who was ...fat, wrote about bubber[the fat skin of a whale:] .Everybody in her class started calling her blubber since that day on.She had a very low self-esteem and was very upset.READ THIS BOOK FOR MORE INFO!!!
You gotz' to give mad props to Judy Bloom. Sure some of it was dirty and weird, awkward and icky (in a sugar coated sort of way) but hey I was feeling it then and I bet those folks in the 9-14 year old age range need in little Bloom in their lives!
ok, so I read all the Judy Blume books while I was growing up... I used to borrow them from the library and even my mom would end up reading them. They are all great books, never got bored of any of them.
Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Just as Long as We're Together; and the five book series about the irrepressible FuJudy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; Just as Long as We're Together; and the five book series about the irrepressible Fudge. She has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters; Smart Women; and Wifey, all of them New York Times bestsellers. More than 80 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages. She receives thousands of letters a year from readers of all ages who share their feelings and concerns with her. Judy received a B.S. in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996, the same year the American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Other recognitions include the Library of Congress Living Legends Award and the 2004 National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She is the founder and trustee of The Kids Fund, a charitable and educational foundation. She serves on the boards of the Author's Guild; the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; the Key West Literary Seminar; and the National Coalition Against Censorship. Judy is a longtime advocate of intellectual freedom. Finding herself at the center of an organized book banning campaign in the 1980's she began to reach out to other writers, as well as teachers and librarians, who were under fire. Since then, she has worked tirelessly with the National Coalition Against Censorship to protect the freedom to read. She is the editor of Places I Never Meant To Be, Original Stories by Censored Writers. Judy has completed a series of four chapter books -- The Pain & the Great One -- illustrated by New Yorker cartoonist James Stevenson. She has co-written and produced a film adaptation of her book Tiger Eyes, and is currently writing a new novel. Judy and her husband George Cooper live on islands up and down the east coast. They have three grown children and one grandchild....more