Judy Blume

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  • Judy Blume was born

    Judy Blume was born
    Judy Blume was born on February 12th, 1938 in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
  • Graduated High School

    Graduated High School
    Judy Blume graduated from Battin High School
  • Attended Boston University

    Attended Boston University
    She attended Boston University after high school. In the first semester, she was diagnosed with mononucleosis and took a brief leave from college.
  • Marrying her first husband

    Blume met her first husband, John Blume, during her time at NYU. John Blume was an attorney. They were married in 1959.
  • Returned to College at NYU

    Returned to College at NYU
    After having mononucleosis, Blume returned to college in 1961 and attended New York University. She graduated with a teaching degree.
  • Judy Blume's first daughter

    Judy Blume's first daughter
    Judy Blume had her first daughter, Randy, in 1961
  • Judy Blume's son

    Judy Blume's son
    Judy Blume had her son, Lawrence, in 1963
  • Judy Blume published her first book

    Judy Blume published her first book
    Blume’s first children’s novel was in 1969; The One in the Middle is a Green Kangaroo.
  • Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret

    Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret
    Judy Blume's next book, "Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret" brought huge success. The novel describes eleven-year-old Margaret's worries and fears about adolescence and having to choose her own religion.
  • Diagnosed with Cancer

    Blume was diagnosed with cancer, but it was successfully removed.
  • National Book Foundation's Medal

    National Book Foundation's Medal
    Blume won The National Book Foundation's Medal For
    Distinguished Contribution To American Letters
  • Diagnosed with cancer a second time

    Blume was diagnosed with cancer for a second time in 2014.
  • Censorship advocate

    Censorship advocate
    Blume currently lives in New York City and Key West, Florida with her third husband, George Cooper. Blume also works as an advocate against book censorship, speaking to crowds around the world stressing how important it is not to censor books and destroy the messages of the authors.
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