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Judy Blume: Fearless Storyteller for Teens
by Jen Jones
Welcome to Judy Blume's world, where no topic is off limits. Best known for her frank and funny take on adolescence, Blume is regarded as a pioneer in making it okay for teens to discuss their bodies and fears. For almost forty years, Blume's work has connected with young readers and adults. Her books have also achieved notoriety as the target of repeated censorshipBlume i ...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Enslow Publishers
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Recommended for middle school and up. Great biography of Judy Blume. Discusses her past and incidents and family members that provided ideas for some of her best-loved books. There is also discussion of challenges to her books and her reaction to the challenges. Mention of sexuality in connection with book challenges. Includes a chapter, “In Her Own Words”, featuring quotes from Judy Blume; chronology; selected works; chapter notes (extensive); glossary; further reading including websites; table ...more
A Los-Angeles-based author, Jen Jones has written more than 40 books. Along with writing books, Jen has published stories in magazines such as American Cheerleader, Dance Spirit, Variety, and more. In the past, she was a staff writer for E! Online and PBS Kids.More about Jen Jones...