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Just as I was not-a-Martha (at ALA Midwinter 2018), neither was I a Margaret growing up. No gentile mother, no rhinestone-wearing grandma*, and no increasing of bust, please and thank you very much. But like so many Gen Xers, I was (and am) a huge Judy Blume fan. And to echo...

Tales from a since-third-grade fangirl: Judy Blume in conversation with Tom Ashbrook

Last night, a bookstore dear to my heart hosted an author dear to my heart. And my heart was glad. Photo by Shoshana FlaxTo put it another way, Brookline Booksmith hosted Judy Blume in conversation with Tom Ashbrook at the Coolidge Corner Theatre. The event was in honor of her...

The Outsiders, Fat Freddy, and Me

Incredible as it sounds, at least to me, I have been involved with young adult literature for thirty-three years now, which makes me and the genre almost exact contemporaries. It began in 1967–68, and I began working with it in 1970. This entitles me, I suppose, to call myself a...

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