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Judy Blume planning second-ever adult novel

Judy Blume planning second-ever adult novel

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) --Author Judy Blume will release a new novel for adults in the summer of 2015.
Kate Stanton

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014.
By United Press International
'Perks' returns to school shelves after Judy Blume endorsement

'Perks' returns to school shelves after Judy Blume endorsement

CHICAGO, June 11 (UPI) -- Members of a suburban Chicago school board voted 6-1 to lift a Glen Ellyn District 41 middle-school ban of the book "Perks of Being a Wallflower."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.
By United Press International
Judy Blume treated for breast cancer

Judy Blume treated for breast cancer

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- American novelist Judy Blume says she underwent treatment for breast cancer this summer.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.
By United Press International
'Tiger Eyes' movie in the works

'Tiger Eyes' movie in the works

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. author Judy Blume says she has written a screenplay with her son Lawrence Blume, based on her popular 1981 young-adult novel, "Tiger Eyes."

Judy Blume's grandson charged in rape case

TISBURY, Mass., July 2 (UPI) -- The 18-year-old grandson of author Judy Blume has been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, authorities in Massachusetts said.

British authors call for Darfur aid

LONDON, April 12 (UPI) -- Several popular British authors, including "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling, are calling for an end to the atrocities in Darfur.
Children's authors call for aid to Darfur

Children's authors call for aid to Darfur

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- A group of 14 children's authors from North America, Africa, Europe and the Arab world are demanding action be taken to protect the children of war-torn Darfur.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2006 with 322 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2005 with 322 to follow.
By United Press International

Hollywood finally discovers Judy Blume

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- The reason Hollywood has just now discovered popular author Judy Blume, 30 years after she first published, is because of a generation gap.
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Judy Blume (née Sussman; born February 12, 1938) is an American author. She has written many novels for children and young adults which have exceeded sales of 80 million and been translated into 31 languages. Blume's novels for teenagers were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (Iggie's House), menstruation (Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.), divorce (It's Not the End of the World, Just As Long As We're Together), bullying (Blubber), masturbation (Deenie; Then Again, Maybe I Won't) and teen sex (Forever), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience.

A lifelong avid reader, Blume first began writing when her children were attending preschool, and published her first book, The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo, in 1969. The decade that followed proved to be her most prolific, with 13 more books being published, including many of her most well-known titles, such as Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (1970), Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (1972), Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great (1972), and Blubber (1974).

After publishing novels for young children and teens, Blume tackled another genre—adult reality and death. Her novels Wifey and Smart Women shot to the top of The New York Times best-seller list. Wifey has become a bestseller, with over 4 million copies sold to date. Her latest and third adult novel Summer Sisters (1998) was widely praised and has sold more than 3 million copies. It spent 5 months on The New York Times Bestseller list, with the hardcover reaching #3 and the paperback spent several weeks at #1.

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