Censorship & Judy Blume

WHY IS JUDY BLUME ONE OF THE MOST
FREQUENTLY CENSORED AUTHORS IN AMERICA?



Censorship
  The editing, removing or otherwise changing speech and other forms of human expression


Judy Blume has been called
the "Queen of Censorship"



This site explores why author Judy Blume's books
for children and young adults are so frequently
challenged and banned.

               You will also find pages exploring the following:

  •  Summary of Blume's most frequently censored book "Forever" and the who, what, where, when and why it is challenged and banned.
  • Effects of censorship on readers, writers, publishers, educators and librarians.
  • Uses of censorship by a dominant culture to suppress minority voices. 
  • Why I oppose censorship.
  • Organizations that oppose censorship.
  • A look at the book  "Places I Never Meant To Be: Original Stories by Censored Authors.
  • More on Judy Blume


More than 80 million copies of
Blume's books have been sold


Her work has been translated
into 31 languages

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW AND MEET JUDY BLUME


BLUME HAD FIVE BOOKS ON THE
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION'S
TOP 100 MOST FREQUENTLY CHALLENGED
BOOKS FROM 1990-2000
                    #5          Forever
                    #32        Blubber
                    #41        Deenie
                    #62        Are You There God,
                                  It's Me Margaret
                    #78        Tiger Eyes