Judy Blume is an American author celebrated for her many children and young adult novels that have been translated into 31 languages.
Blume's work, including Iggie's House, Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret., It's Not the End of the World, Just as Long as We're Together, Blubber, Deenie, Forever, and Tiger Eyes (to name a few) have sparked young discussion about racism, divorce, teen sex, bullying, and coming of age, but have also been criticized for their level of "appropriateness" for young audiences.
Blume is steadfast in her fight against censorship and for the freedom of information and literature for young people. And in honor of her 75th birthday, we've collected a few literary lessons from the kickass lady who led many of us through young adulthood.