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    Analytical Essay “First-time author Judy Blume, a New Jersey housewife with two small children, would have laughed if you told her in 1969 that her books would transform an industry, influence more girls than Laura Ingalls Wilder, and sell 80 million copies” (Winer). Judy Blume (born Judith Sussman) was born on February 12, 1938, in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She was the second child of Esther and Rudolph Sussman. Blume attended an all-girls' High School but unfortunately, she contracted mononeucleosis and had leave Boston University after just two weeks. She continued her education at New York University, where she met John Blume. They were married in 1959, shortly after her father died. She graduated with a B.S. in education in 1961 (Editors).…

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    Blubber Book Analysis

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    Published 42 years ago, “Blubber” provides an ever relevant take on bullying. Blume writes the novel from the perspective of fifth-grade student and bully, Jill Brenner. The writing of the novel was inspired by Blume’s own daughter and her experiences in the classroom. In this story, the reader meets Linda; an awkward and overweight girl in Jill’s fifth-grade class who unfortunately gets dominated by the other students. While Linda read her report on whales the other students gave her a new…

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    Judy Blume Research Paper

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    up is not easy and sometimes young-adults feel alienated from their peers. Many authors empathize with youngsters by writing books that help them face their pressures and embrace their differences. Young-adult author Judy Blume, tries to connect with her audiences real life struggles in the book Blubber however, some critics thought her use of profanity might set bad examples for her readers. • Childhood: Judy Sussman (Blume) was born on February 12th,1938 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Her parents…

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    Judy Blume Analysis

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    In fact, many of the different groups against banning books take this viewpoint: to read is to educate, and why should a person be allowed to determine the way another educates himself? As the amount of books being challenged increases, the authors who are known for writing about controversial topics have begun to hear more and more about their books being looked at with scrutiny and criticism. Judy Blume is one such author. Her many books chronicle adolescence in what some would consider to be…

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    Judy Blume Research Paper

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    What do most men and teenage boys think about? Is it video games? Sports? The correct answer is sex. During the book by Judy Blume, several of her characters engage in sexual intercourse. In the book men apply peer pressure and force against women, so they will have sex with them. Additionally in by Judy Blume, men only have a desire to have sex with women. In her book by Judy Blume shows that men only care about sex. She shows this through Tommy Aronson, Michael inviting Katherine over to…

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    Judy Blume Research Paper

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    Judy Blume is a well-known author with more than 85 million copies in 32 languages. She is recognized for being for being a children's author but also has some books for teens and young adults. Judy s also a big part of the National Coalition Against Censorship. Growing up Judy had no interest in becoming a writer. Even though she loved reading, she had no idea she would become a world-famous writer. However, as a child, Blume loved to make up stories. She had many character ideas and stories…

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    Let’s Be Uncomfortable Together: How Forever is Serving as Sex Education for Young Adults Judy Blume is well known for her novels intended for adolescents in middle school. When I picked up Blume’s novel, Forever, in the sixth grade, I assumed it was going to be another one of her middle school novels. However, I was greeted with a story about two teenagers, and their sexual adventures. After this, I have not failed to read the descriptions given on the back of books. Even though this novel…

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    We all know that Harry Potter series is a masterpiece of literature. However, many critics attacked Harry Potter and tried to ban it from the public. As the response, Judy Blume, an author of 22 books, published an essay: “Is Harry Potter Evil” to defend Harry Potter series. According to “The Language of Persuasion” by Media Literacy Project, Blume’s essay qualifies as a “media message” that uses many “persuasive devices” (340) Thus, I will categorize Blume’s essay as a positive propaganda…

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    In the words of Judy Blume, "Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it." I found myself these crossroads during the spring of my sophomore year of high school. All of my friends were getting ready to attend the State Leadership Conference for the club we were in, The Technology Student Association, better known as T.S.A., and…

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    novel Forever by Judy Blume, Blume shows that the lives of teenagers are more complex than they…

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