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Judy Blume Forever


One of the most beloved and banned authors, Judy Blume wrote adolescence like no other. Cristen and Caroline investigate how Judy Blume's real life intersected with her fictional books, censorship activism and feminism.

Episode sources:

"Adolescence, Literature and Censorship: Unpacking the Controversy Surrounding Judy Blume." http://www.neoamericanist.org/paper/adolescence-literature-and-censorship-unpacking-controversy-surrounding-judy-blume-szymanski

"Are You There, Chloe? It's Me, Judy." http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/features/a10910/chloe-sevigny-judy-blume-0615/

"Are you there, Hollywood? It's me, Judy Blume." http://www.ew.com/article/2013/05/13/judy-blume-hollywood-tiger-eyes

"Is Harry Potter Evil?" http://www.michelepolak.com/3003spring2014/Weekly_Schedule_files/BlumePotter.pdf

"Judy Blume's Books." http://www.judyblume.com/books.php

"Judy Blume "Can't Imagine" Writing Another Book." http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2015/05/judy-blume-in-the-unlikely-event

"Judy Blume: 'I thought, this is America: we don't ban books. But then we did'." http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/11/judy-blume-interview-forever-writer-children-young-adults

"Judy Blume Talks about Censorship". http://judyblume.com/censorship.php

"MAKERS Profile: Judy Blume." http://www.makers.com/judy-blume

"Most Controversial Judy Blume Books." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/12/judy-bloom-books_n_1269464.html

"Most frequently challenged authors of the 21st century." http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/challengedauthors

"New Judy Blume Novel Is an 'Event'." http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2015/06/02/in-the-unlikely-event-judy-blume-book-review/28347761/

"Teen Spirit." http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/jun/08/booksforchildrenandteenagers.sarahcrown

"What Judy Blume's Books Meant." http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/books/what-judy-blumes-books-meant.html?_r=0

Topics in this Podcast: ya books, summer reading