We’re honored to announce that Judy received the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Free Speech Defender Lifetime Achievement Award at their 2021 benefit, Let Me Speak! Moving forward, the award will be named the Judy Blume Free Speech Defender Lifetime Achievement Award.

NCAC fights censorship in all its forms, but especially in literature and the arts. Their work has never been more important. Watch Judy receive this award (virtually) on November 10th by clicking here. Judy’s award presentation begins at 1:04:20

The virtual celebration, hosted by comedian and satirist Randy Rainbow, also honored Dr. Rhea Brown Lawson, Larry Charles, Chris Colfer, and Brenda Randolph as well as conversations with comedians Alonzo Bodden, Judy Gold, and Maz Jobrani.

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