Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Banned Books Week: The Queen of Fabulous Books, period!

An author who seems to have a permanent place in the hearts of challengers is Judy Blume.  I have no idea why.  As a child I loved reading her books and I am not damaged from the experience.

This year's Banned Books Week has me thinking of Blume, not just because her books are often on the top 10 challenged [oddly enough not this year] but more because she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June.  I knew then I'd dedicate a day to showcasing Judy Blume's banned/challenged books and here you go:

Are You There God?  It's Me, Margaret




Here's to You, Rachel Robinson

Iggie's House

It's Not the End of the World

The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo*

Otherwise Known as Shelia the Great

Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself


Then Again, Maybe I Won't

Tiger Eyes

All but one (*) of the above books is available for Kindles.  Also, if you're interested, Blume has a great page on her webiste dedicated to censorship, check it out!

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