A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.
Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Her 28 books, including Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, the Fudge books, and her latest, The Pain and the Great One series, have won many awards, including the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Blume has also written three novels for adults, Summer Sisters; Smart Women, and Wifey, all of which made the New York Times bestsellers list. More than 80 million copies of Judy Blumes books have been sold, and her work has been translated into thirty-one languages.
In addition to writing, Judy is the editor for Places I Never Meant To Be, Original Stories by Censored Writers. Ms. Blume received a B.S. in education from New York University in 1961, which named her a Distinguished Alumna in 1996. Also in 1996, the the American Library Association honored her with the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. Blumes other recognitions include the Library of Congress Living Legends Award and the 2004 National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
She is the founder and trustee of the charitable and educational foundation The Kids Fund. Blume also serves on the boards of the Author's Guild; the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators; the Key West Literary Seminar; and the National Coalition against Censorship. Most recently Blume has co-written and produced a film adaptation of her book Tiger Eyes, and is currently writing a new YA novel.
Blume has been an avid reader since the first grade and now resides with her husband George Cooper on islands up and down the east coast. They have three grown children and one grandchild.