By: Imani K. Browne
On this day in Women’s History Month, we would like to continue the celebration of exceptional women of New Jersey by putting the spotlight on author Judy Blume. Born in Elizabeth.
Blume attended Battin High School followed by New York University, as reported by Rowan University and the New Jersey Historical Commission.
Her books are specifically written for young adults and focus on the struggles of getting older. The primary goal of her books is to assist young people deal with universal challenges.
While some of her books are deemed New York Times bestsellers, others have been banned based on content. Some of her books include Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. In addition to the bestsellers, Blume has received recognition for her work in the form of being added to the Library of Congress’s Living Legends.
As maintained by Rowan University and the New Jersey Historical Commission, her last book In the Unlikely Event was released in 2015.
As of late, Blume and her husband George work together to run a bookstore.
INFORMATION/IMAGE CREDIT: Rowan University and the New Jersey Historical Commission