Posts Tagged: Judy Blume

The Outsider: A Conversation with Michelle Tea

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Michelle Tea discusses her forthcoming collection, Against Memoir, out tomorrow from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press.

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What to Read When You Need to Understand How to Live

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Michelle Tea shares a reading list in celebration of her forthcoming book, Against Memoir, out May 8 from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press.

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Young People Are Our Hope: Talking with Lilliam Rivera

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Lilliam Rivera discusses her debut novel, The Education of Margot Sanchez, world-building, and her desire to see bookshelves filled with stories by people of color.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A bookstore designed to feel like a spaceship has opened in Hangzhou, China. Romance-novel bookstore Ripped Bodice in Los Angeles has gotten a little funnier by adding live comedy shows. Author Judy Blume has found a new career as a bookseller.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #2: Line My Eyes and Call Me Pretty?

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Every one of these gorgeously written books will explode your brain and the stories will transport you, even as they grapple with binaries, traditional roles, narrow expectations, breaking free, who we are…. and who we long to be. Sex, gender, identity, sexuality…as much as anything, this reading list is about being human. Enjoy.

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Does Age Matter?

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With the publication of several new young adult novels by teen authors, Julia Eccleshare wonders if age impacts a novelist’s ability to connect with younger readers. In addition, Eccleshare returns to the origins of the young adult genre, and investigates the influence of popular works by John Green, Judy Blume, and Beverly Cleary.

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Otherwise Known as Judy the Great

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Jami Attenberg: I feel like I could talk to you about vaginas all day, Judy. Is there anything you wish you could change about publishing? Is there anything where you think, god they’ve been doing this forever, why can’t they just figure it out already? Judy Blume: Wait… can’t we just talk about vaginas? At […]

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The Women of YA

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S.E. Hinton, a woman, arguably pioneered the young adult genre of literature. So why is it that women are seen as secondary in this genre, and as less valuable as their male counterparts? Book Riot explores this question, and the powerful effects that narratives written for young women can have. Within the pages of these […]

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The Publishing Industry Takes A Blow?

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Authors such as Stephen King and Judy Blume will soon be able to reclaim works they published 35 years ago. An article on paidcontent.org investigates a relatively unknown law that will soon come into effect and could redirect the publishing industry’s business paradigm. “The law in question is Section 203 of the 1978 Copyright Act which allows authors […]

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Blume on Censorship

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Judy Blume is a rebel. The pulses of censorship in the 1980s targeted her children’s books. With the most recent onslaught of young adult literature talk, there has been more and more to add to the censorship dialogue. Blume has been at the center of it all. She discusses her history with writing, censorship, as […]

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