Judy Blume

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as young readers will recognize such Blume titles as “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” “Blubber.” “Just as Long as We’re Together,” and the five-book series about the irrepressible Fudge. Her novels for adults are “Summer Sisters.” “Smart Women.” “Wifey,” and the brand-new “In the Unlikely Event.” She is a longtime advocate for intellectual freedom and an anti-censorship activist.