Biographical Resources


By Lauren Cowan and Jayne Wexler. Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2005.

The Half-Jewish Book
By Daniel M. Klein and Freke Vuijst. Villard, 2000.
Although both Judy’s parents were Jewish, she was asked to participate in this book because the heroine of Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret is half-Jewish. The book contains a long piece by Judy about the role religion played in her life, and how she came to write Margaret.

Letters of Intent
Edited by Anna Bondoc and Meg Daly. The Free Press, 1999
Contains an exchange of letters in which Judy replies at length to the inquiry: “How Did You Manage a Writing Career While Raising Kids?”

Letters to Judy: What Kids Wish They Could Tell You
By Judy Blume. Putnam/Pocketbooks, 1987.
Letters from her readers linked by autobiographical material.

Mid Life Crisis At 30
By LiaMacko and Kerry Rubin. Rodale Books, 2004.

Trust Your Children: Voices Against Censorship in Children’s Literature
By Mark I. West. New York: Neal-Schuman, 1988.

Presenting Judy Blume
By Maryann Weidt. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1989.
Short biography of Judy included.

(Some of these titles are out-of-print, but you should be able to find them in your library or search for a used copy online).

Magazine and Newspaper Articles

We have compiled a partial list of magazine and newspaper articles. To see it, click here.