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Interview with Judy Blume
MaxRaskin.com, September 1, 2023, by Max Raskin

Judy Blume answers 15 questions about ‘Summer Sisters’ and her writing career: Her coming-of-age novel was recently chosen as a Read With Jenna pick.
Today.com, August 21, 2023, by Elena Nicolaou

Judy Blume Forever Directors on the Beloved Author’s Appeal: “People Feel Connected to Judy Blume as a Person”
The Hollywood Reporter, August 11, 2023, by Matthew Jacobs

Forbes Annual 50 Over 50 List includes Judy Blume: Lifestyle Visionary reshaping entertainment and culture. Women creating their greatest impact at 50 and beyond.
Forbes, August 1, 2023, by Mika Brzezinski

Jenna Bush Hager’s August 2023 book club pick is a timeless classic.
TODAY.com, July 31, 2023, by Anna Kaplan

Judy Blume: legendary career, a new movie – and now an honorary Key West ‘Conch
WLRN, May 19, 2023, by Gwen Filosa

Aging — beloved YA author Judy Blume’s inevitable foil — isn’t so bad after all
Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2023, by Nardine Saad

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Director Kelly Fremon Craig on the Pressures of Adapting Judy Blume: It Felt ‘Like Painting Over a Picasso’
Variety, May 2, 2023, by Selome Hailu

Why ‘Judy Blume Forever’s Fight Against Book Censorship Still Matters: “A book cannot harm a child.”
Collider, May 2, 2023, by Gabrielle Grady

After 50 years, Blume’s ‘Margaret’ gets film adaptation
Washington Times, May 1, 2023, by Lindsay Bahr

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Arrive
New York Times, April 29, 2023, by Melissa Kirsch

Jeffrey Brown, of PBS NewsHour, in discussion with Judy. Note: There are two separate links to the two Parts of this news report.
Part 1: Jeffrey Brown visited Judy and the filmmakers of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret in Key West.

Part 2: Jeffrey Brown talks with Judy on how her books dealt with issues of sexuality and adolescence rarely found elsewhere when written. That brought contention, including bans, that are once again front and center.
PBS NewsHour, April 28, 2023, by Jeffrey Brown

How Judy Blume’s ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ remains so timeless
NPR: Heard on All Things Considered, April 28, 2023, by Elizabeth Blair

Shelf Life: Judy Blume answers Elle’s literary survey
Elle Magazine, April 28, 2023, by Riza Cruz

If You Ever Meet Judy Blume, Feel Free to Cry
Glamour, April 27, 2023, by Caitlin Brody

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Is a Coming-of-Age-Movie Masterpiece
Rolling Stone, April 27, 2023, by EJ Dickson

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Review: A Loving, Laugh-Out-Loud Judy Blume Adaptation
Collider, April 27, 2023, by Carly Lane

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (2023): This is one of the year’s best films.
Director’s Club, April 27, 2023, by Jim Laczkowski & Patrick Ripoll

Review: ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET Is a Delightful Love Letter to Judy Blume Fans of All Ages
Geek Tyrant, April 27, 2023 by Jessica Fisher

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. possesses vital knowledge for children to learn and wisdom that would benefit adults to remember.
Mark Reviews Movies, April 27, 2023, by Mark Dujsik

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret: A Treasured Youth Novel Finds Its Movie Mojo
Original CIN, April 27, 2023, by Bonnie Laufer

Why ‘Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Still Matters
New York Times, April 26, 2023, by Elisabeth Egan

‘Are You There God?’ adaptation retains the warmth and wit of Judy Blume’s classic
NPR: Heard on Fresh Air, April 26, 2023 by Justin Chang

‘Are You There, God?’ movie captures all the sweetness of Judy Blume’s enduring novel: A 11-year-old girl’s coming of age is handled with grace and tenderness in near-perfect adaptation.
Chicago Sun Times, April 26, 2023, by Richard Roeper

Judy Blume on feminine hygiene product accuracy, book bans, and all the Hollywood love
Entertainment Weekly, April 26, 2023, by Maureen Lee Lenker

How Judy Blume’s Margaret became a movie: Time Travel and no streamers, for a start
Los Angeles Times, April 26, 2023, by Bonnie Johnson

Judy Blume, Forever the Patron Saint of Preteen Girls
Oprah, April 26, 2023, by Bethany Heitman

Never Meet Your Hero, Unless Your Hero Is Judy Blume
ENews!, April 26, 2023, by Jamie Blynn

Judy Blume’s Unfinished Endings
The New Yorker, April 25, 2023, by Sarah Larson

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ is heaven-sent
San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2023, by Carla Meyer

Judy Blume was banned from the beginning, but says ‘It never stopped me from writing’
NPR: Heard on Fresh Air, April 24, 2023, by Terry Gross

Movie Review: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret: Thank God they didn’t mess this one up.
Baltimore Magazine, April 24, 2023, by Max Weiss

Author Judy Blume is finally ready to tell her own story in new documentary
NPR: Heard on All Things Considered, April 23, 2023, by Mary Louise Kelly

Why We Still Need Judy Blume
Town & Country, April 23, 2023, by Emily Burack

Judy Blume Talks Censorship With 16-Year-Old Bookstore Owner: ‘It’s People Like You Who Give Us Hope’
Variety, April 22, 2023, by Angelique Jackson

Judy Blume, on top of the world (and her Key West bookstore)
AP (Associated Press), April 21, 2023, by Hillel Italie

Take a Sigh of Relief:  Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. is Wonderful
LitHub, April 21, 2023, by Olivia Rutigliano

‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’: Beloved, Banned and Finally Adapted
The New Times, April 20, 2023, by Melena Ryzik

‘Judy Blume Forever’ Review: The Y.A. Author Who Went There First
The New York Times, April 20, 2023, by Claire Schaffer

By the Book: The Best Book Judy Blume Ever Got as a Gift? ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
The New York Times, April 19, 2023, “By the Book” column with Judy Blume’s responses

Are You There, Judy Blume? It’s Me, Kelly Fremon Craig.
The Cut, April 18, 2023, by Rachel Simon

Rachel McAdams Is Worth Waiting For: The selective star returns for the long-awaited, totally adorable adaptation of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Bustle, April 18, 2023, by Samantha Leach

The Wonderful World of Judy Blume
Parade Magazine, April 16, 2023, by Nicole Pajer

TIME100: The 100 Most Influential People Of 2023
Time Magazine, April 13, 2023, by Molly Ringwald

The Bryn Mawr grad who took Judy Blume to her graduation
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 13, 2023, by Bedatri D. Choudhury

Judy Blume on Her Joyful Life at 85: ‘Keep Dancing! Keep Doing Whatever You Can Do’ (Exclusive)
People, April 12, 2023, by Kate Tuttle

Judy Blume Slams Gov. DeSantis’ Florida Censorship in Passionate Speech: ‘Teachers Are Under Fire’
Variety, April 4, 2023, by Selome Hailu

Censorship, Human Rights and Compassion Take Center Stage at Variety’s Power of Women New York: ‘Our Lives Are at Stake’
Variety, April 4, 2023, by Jennifer Maas

Judy Blume worried about intolerance and book banning in the US
BBC, April 1, 2023, by Steven McIntosh

Judy Blume Scoffs at Roald Dahl Books Being Rewritten for Offensive Language: ‘I Don’t Believe in That’
Variety, March 31, 2023, by Selome Hailu

“It’s Me, Margaret”
Lilith, Spring 2023, by Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

Judy Blume Doesn’t Miss Writing. She’s Not Afraid of Dying, Either
Variety, March 30, 2023, by Selome Hailu

Judy Blume on the Big Screen
Publishers Weekly, March 23, 2023, by Ingrid Roper

Judy Blume, Natasha Lyonne, Rosie Perez, Kelly Ripa and Michaela Jaé Rodriguez to Be Honored at Variety’s Power of Women Event
Variety, March 17, 2023, by Jordan Moreau

How Judy Blume Finally Got a ‘Yes’ From Hollywood
The New York Times, March 7, 2023, by Nicole Sperling

We Still Need Judy Blume
The Atlantic, February 27 (April issue), 2023, by Amy Weiss-Meyer

At Last Back at Sundance, Filled with Rocky Relationships and Glorious Writers: Dramas about couples (“Cat Person”) and families (“A Thousand and One”) tackle complex lives; documentaries on Judy Blume and Nikki Giovanni entertain.
The New York Times, January 27, 2023, by Manohla Dargis

Judy Blume Forever
Jezebel, January 2023

Judy Blume Forever Review – Sundance 2023
HEYUGUYS, January 23, 2023, by Ty Cooper

‘Judy Blume Forever’ Review: Finally, an American Icon Worthy of Adoration
IndieWire, January 21, 2023, by Kate Erbland

Sundance: After 29 Books, Judy Blume Finally Tells Her Own Story in New Doc
The Hollywood Reporter, January 18, 2023, by Rebecca Keegan

Everything We Know About Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
Glamour, January 12, 2023, by Sam Reed

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ Trailer Brings Judy Blume’s Beloved Novel to Life
Variety, January 12, 2023, by Wilson Chapman

Did a Fourth Grader Write This? Or the New Chatbot?Don’t be surprised if you can’t always tell. Neither could a fourth-grade teacher — or Judy Blume.
The New York Times, December 26, 2022, by Claire Cain MillerAdam PlayfordLarry Buchanan and Aaron Krolik

Netflix Orders Series of Judy Blume’s Forever from Mara Brock Akil
Variety, November 10, 2022, by Joe Otterson

I’ve Got It! Judy Blume Tells the Story of Her First Period
Lit Hub (Excerpted from Our Red Book: Intimate Histories of Periods, Growing & Changing, gathered by Rachel Kauder Nalebuff), November 2, 2022

The Essential Judy Blume
The New York Times, September 14, 2022, by Elisabeth Egan

The A List: Things Judy Blume Suggests Doing Now​
AARP, August 11, 2022, as told to Judith Newman

The Russo Brothers to Produce Animated “Superfudge” Movie at Disney+
The Wrap, February 7, 2022, by Andi Ortiz

Welcome to Judy Blume’s Key West: You can build an entire vacation around a bookstore like hers.
The Boston Globe, February 3, 2022, by Meredith Goldstein

Sex Rules: Real Talk with Jami Attenberg and Judy Blume
Key West Literary Seminar – Event Coverage, January 7, 2022, by Kristie Camp

After 46 years, Judy Blume’s Forever is becoming an audiobook
Entertainment Weekly (EW.com), August 16, 2021

A Guide to Key West’s Unkitschy Side: Author Judy Blume and three other in-the-know locals share their favorite spots—from hidden beaches to roof gardens—well beyond the tourist traps of Florida’s fabled playground
The Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2021, by David Farley

Author Judy Blume: “There Is Hope” After Husband’s Diagnosis
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan.org), June 1, 2021, by PanCAN Guest Contributor Judy Blume

‘It took 50 years to sell it’: Judy Blume on her most famous book becoming a film
The Sydney Morning Herald, April 23, 2021, by Melanie Kembrey

Are You There, Judy Blume? It’s Us, the Generation of Writers You Inspired
Glamour,  International Women’s Day – March 11, 2021, by Jenny Singer

Rachel McAdams and Abby Ryder Fortson join the Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret movie
Entertainment Weekly (EW.com), February 19, 2021, by Seija Rankin

Judy Blume’s Strange Tale of How She Got the COVID Vaccine in Florida
Slate, January 19, 2020, by Heather Schwedel

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is 50 (and still fabulous)
Entertainment Weekly (EW.com), October 1, 2020, by Kristen Baldwin

NYU 2020 Changemakers of the Year (2020): Judy Blume (Steinhardt ’61)
NYU Alumni Magazine, October/Fall Issue 2020

Judy Blume on Margaret Turning 50, Writing, Bookselling and her Superpower
Shelf Awareness, September 15, 2020, by Jennifer M. Brown

Judy Blume’s teen classic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret turns 50
The Jerusalem Post, August 2, 2020 by Zachary Keyser

BookExpo Children’s Dinner Speakers Emphasize Finding One’s Voice
Publishers Weekly, May 29, 2020, by Clare Kirch

BookExpo 2020: In Full Blume
Publishers Weekly, May 27, 2020, by Alex Green

Curtis Sittenfeld and Judy Blume Discuss Hillary Clinton’s life without Bill
Interview Magazine, May 20, 2020, by Judy Blume

At 28, Judy Blume Was A Housewife With Secret Dreams Of Being A Writer
Bustle, April 23, 2020, by Samantha Leach

An Incomplete But Amusing Survey of Judy Blume References in Pop Culture: Are You There Judy? It’s, Well, Everyone
Literary Hub, February 12, 2020, by Emily Temple

Dick Jackson Remembered
Publishers Weekly, October 17, 2019, by Judy Blume et al.

Richard Jackson, Who Had an Ear for Children’s Books, Dies at 84
As an editor he championed writers, like Judy Blume, who changed the landscape of literature for young people. He later became a writer himself.
New York Times, October 13, 2019, by Neil Genzlinger

Talking about ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ and more with Judy Blume
Chicago Tribune, September 11, 2018, by Heidi Stevens

Judy Blume Celebrates Her 80th Birthday At Work In Key West
WLRN, February 12, 2018, by Alicia Zuckerman

Why Judy Blume Matters
The Huffington Post, February 12, 2018, by Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer Explains the Story Behind Her New Video Celebrating Judy Blume’s 80th Birthday
Slate, February 12, 2018, by Marissa Martinelli

Celebrating Judy Blume—Her Work and Impact—on Her 80th Birthday
School Library Journal, February 5, 2018 by Kara Yorio

What Judy Blume Can Teach You Today About Writing and Life
InStyle, December 14, 2017, by Mari Kasanuki

Judy Blume archive strengthens Beinecke’s young adult collections
Yale University News, October 10, 2017, by Michael Morand

Judy Blume To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From American Academy Of Arts And Letters
Bustle, April 12, 2017, by Kristian Wilson

Judy Blume remembers: NJ, books and childhood
USA Today-app., September 26, 2016, by Kelly-Jane Cotter

Time & Place: Judy Blume Reminisces About Her Childhood Home
The Sunday Times UK, September 18, 2016, by Hugh Graham

Plume: Judy Blume’s Life of Books
Flamingo, August 25, 2016

10-Minute Writer’s Workshop: Judy Blume
New Hampshire Public Radio, July 27, 2016, by Sara Plourde

Judy Blume and Key West: Writer’s haven becomes forever home
The Key West Citizen: Keys Style, June 12, 2016, by Kay Harris

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