Tag Archives: JUDY BLUME

Happy Birthday to the Wonderful, the Fabulous, the Fantastic – JUDY BLUME!

People, super serious question: what ever would we do without Judy Blume? Judy’s books helped many of us navigate the troubled seas of adulthood (you former young ladies of the world know what I’m talking about). They entertained us, emboldened … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Read Original News Articles from the Historic Island Trees Book Banning Case

Thirty-one years ago today, the Supreme Court upheld students rights to read in the Island Trees School district in Long Island. The 5-4 decision of Board of Education vs. Pico found that the school board violated the First Amendment when … Continue reading

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Kudos to the Kids Right to Read Advocates of Glen Ellyn!

–UPDATE– Last night the board voted 6-1 to keep the book. They will be instating new policies that will hopefully balance parental concerns with students rights and the professional judgments of teachers. ——————————————— The students, teachers, parents and citizens on … Continue reading

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Judy Blume Fix? Watch Rachel Dratch, Martha Plimpton Read “Deenie”

We know you’re gearing up for the June 7 release of Tiger Eyes, the first-ever Judy Blume film adaptation. In the meantime, we’d like to share this charming reading of Deenie featuring Rachel Dratch, Martha Plimpton, Junot Diaz, Amy Sohn, and Elna Baker. … Continue reading

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Judy Blume’s Film Debut: “Tiger Eyes” Hits the Big Screen June 7

Maybe it was Forever. Perhaps it was Are you there God, it’s Me, Margaret? It could have been Deenie or even Tiger Eyes. Chances are that if you went through puberty since the 1970s, you learned something from one of Judy Blume’s real, relatable and … Continue reading

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It’s Your Big Day, Judy Blume! Happy Birthday, Love Your Biggest Fans

Happy Birthday Judy, Don’t worry, your fifties will be every bit as good as your forties were. I swear, you are timeless. You have been such a warrior in the fight against censorship, and a mentor simply by your existence … Continue reading

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Today’s Featured Teen Film: Speaking Out and Shutting Down Censors

Sometimes those with authority are the ones telling you a book isn’t appropriate, other times the voice of the censor is internalized. David Raygoza explores a battle over a good book in one of our 2012 Youth Free Expression Project … Continue reading

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Free Speech Defender-Superstar Photos!

Last night we celebrated a bunch of amazing defenders of Free Speech at Tribeca 360 in Manhattan. We have pictures! Here’s a taste: Judy Blume presents Laurie Halse Anderson with her Free Speech Defender award! We all honored Laurie for … Continue reading

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Parents in Florida object to Judy Blume’s “Forever”

NCAC, with a little help from our friends, sent a letter urging Sugarloaf School in Summerland Key, FL, to retain Judy Blume’s Forever in the school library after the parents of one student objected to the book’s sexual content. The … Continue reading

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NCAC celebrates 35 years!

On October 19 we celebrated our 35th Anniversary with a Night of Comedy with Judy Blume & Friends at City Winery.  And by friends, we mean the following fearless writers, artists, actors, comedians, musicians and filmmakers who have fought back … Continue reading

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