Blume on Censorship


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 well as what it’s like to be one of America’s most banned writers in a piece excerpted from Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers.

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