Friday, February 12, 2010

This Day In History: Judy Blume

If you were a girl growing up in the 1970s, 80s or 90s -- or if you know a girl who's growing up now -- you've probably heard of author Judy Blume! Readers and librarians around the world are celebrating her birthday today.

Judy Blume has written a great number of books for children and teens, which are entertaining but also call attention to coming-of-age issues. Because of her frank discussion of these sometimes sensitive topics, attempts have been made by community organizations to challenge or ban Blume's books from schools and libraries.

Join us in appreciating Judy Blume -- and your freedom to read -- by picking up some of her classic books at the NCC Libraries.

Double Fudge
PZ 7 .B6265 DO 2002 Juvenile Books, Main

Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
PZ 7 .B6265 OT 2002 Juvenile Books, Main

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
PZ 7 .B6265 TAL 2002 Juvenile Books, Main

Estas Ahi, Dios? Soy Yo, Margaret
PZ 73 .B62 ARE 2001 Juvenile Books, Main

Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
PZ 7 .B6265 AR 2001 Juvenile Books, Main

Iggie's House
PZ 7 .B6265 IG 2001 Juvenile Books, Main

Blubber
PZ 7 .B6265 BL 2001 Juvenile Books, Main

Then Again, Maybe I Won't: A Novel
PZ 7 .B6265 TH 1998 Juvenile Books, Main

Photo credit:
"Author Spotlight: Judy Blume." Online photograph. Random House Publishing Author's Page. Web. 8 Feb. 2010. http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=2611

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