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Judy Blume Turns 70

by Staff


Tags: Judy Blume, 70th birthday, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, literary birthdays,

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Judy Blume, beloved and oft-banned author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Forever, and Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, turned 70 on February 12. We at Utne want to give her a big shout-out for teaching us about spirituality, sex, and growing up. But most of all, we want to thank her for writing books that encourage young people to read thoughtfully and challenge adults to think openly.

Morgan Winters