Jersey born author Judy Blume, who’s written award winning books beloved by children and best sellers for adults has a home state honor few of her peers have - a Garden State Parkway service area named for her. On Tuesday morning, the name Monmouth Service Area came down and...
The Monmouth Service Area on the Garden State Parkway in Wall Township has been renamed in honor of famed children’s book author and New Jersey native Judy Blume. The name change became official early this morning when the installation of “Judy Blume Service Area” signs on the Parkway was completed.
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...
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.
More than 20 leading American and international writers are to explore literary depictions of desire, from the profound to the profane, during the 39th annual Key West Literary Seminar. The acclaimed gathering for literature fans is set for Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 6-9. Among the featured writers are Judy Blume,...
When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Judy Blume is an American author who's written novels for readers of all ages. She is best known for her young adult book "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret." Judy Blume is an American author who has...
Former AMC exec Susie Fitzgerald has joined Akil's newly launched Story27 banner and will oversee film, TV and digital media projects for the banner. Mara Brock Akil has wasted little time building up her slate — and newly launched production company Story27 — in the year since she departed Warner Bros. TV for a sweeping pact at Netflix.
The 19 best online writing classes led by famous authors, including Malcolm Gladwell, Neil Gaiman, and Judy Blume
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Judy Blume Pens Emotional Essay About Husband's Pancreatic Cancer: 'There Were Plenty of Ups and Downs'
Judy Blume and her husband George Cooper's life drastically changed in November 2018. In a personal essay titled, There is Hope, Blume, 83, revealed how a Saturday night in Key West, Florida turned into a trip to Baptist Hospital in Miami followed by months of chemotherapy treatments once Cooper was diagnosed with 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."
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.
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.”