Judy Blume is an Americanauthor. She has written many novels for children and young adults which have exceeded sales of 80 million and been translated into 31 languages. Blume's novels for children and teenagers were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (Iggie's House), menstruation (Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.), divorce (It's Not the End of the World, Just As Long As We're Together), bullying (Blubber), masturbation (Deenie; Then Again, Maybe I Won't) and teen sex (Forever), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience.She is married with two children and a stepchild.
I think in many ways my second elementary and middle school teacher leaped through the pages of books like "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret," "Forever," and "It's Not the End of the World, Just As Long As We're Together." Sure I had a classroom teacher,but as the student who always hurried up and got my work done and headed into a book at my desk soon after an assignment was completed, I spent just as much time with my librarian and Judy … more