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Judy Blume Documentary in the Works at Amazon, Imagine Docs (EXCLUSIVE)

Click here to read the full article. Children’s and young adult literary juggernaut Judy Blume will be the subject of an untitled feature documentary from Amazon Prime Video and Imagine Documentaries, Variety has learned exclusively. Framed as a coming-of-age tale of Blume and the generations of readers who have sparked to her work, the film will cover 50 years and many of her bestselling titles including, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” “Blubber,” “Superfudge,” “Tiger Eyes,” “Wifey,” “Forever…,” “Summer Sisters” and more. It will also examine her impact on pop culture at large, and the occasional controversies over Blume’s frankness...
MOVIES

Judy Blume film ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ heads to theaters with book bans in headlines

Judy Blume has been top of mind as conversations swirl around library and school book bans. Mentions of Blume, an Elizabeth native, filled tweets Wednesday as part of the discourse about the school district book ban in Tennessee of Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel “Maus” and Texas book bans affecting other titles that talk about race and sex and feature LGBTQ characters.
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TODAY.com

Judy Blume opens up about finding hope after husband's pancreatic cancer

Judy Blume is opening up about how she and her husband, George Cooper, found hope again after Cooper was diagnosed and treated for pancreatic cancer. In an essay she penned for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's website, the famed young adult author recalled how she noticed on a "date night" in 2018 that her then 81-year-old husband's coloring had "turned yellow."
CANCER
EW.com

Dawnie Walton on the literary influence of Judy Blume and why she wants to live in Wakanda

Dawnie Walton's debut novel is heavily inspired by pop culture — to say the least. The story uses a fictional oral history format to recall the quick rise (and downfall) of a popular 70s rock group. The book is full of references to the music industry (of course), and Walton herself is a former editor of Entertainment Weekly. Here, she offers up her highly curated pop culture favorites.
BOOKS & LITERATURE

Judy Blume Shares Advice Beverly Cleary Gave Her, Even Though They Never Met

Judy Blume recently shared the advice author Beverly Cleary gave her, another beloved author who died recently at age 104. 83-year-old Blume took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late Cleary, also revealing one of her regrets in life in the process. “Beverly Cleary! My inspiration. I wanted to write books like yours. I so regret never having met you. You will not be forgotten.”
BOOKS & LITERATURE