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Judy Blume - Living Legends

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Awarded: April 2000
(b. Feb. 12, 1938)

The country’s most popular author of juvenile fiction, Judy Blume’s books have sold more than 65 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. She brings to life stories that help young people answer their questions and touch them for their entire lifetimes. Publishers Weekly’s list of all-time best-selling paperback children’s books features no fewer than six Judy Blume titles in its Top 20: “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret,” “Blubber, Otherwise Known As Sheila the Great,” “Superfudge” and “Freckle Juice.”

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