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Will Arnett Reads Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

On Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Will Arnett did a dramatic reading from a passage of Judy’s coming-of-age classic Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Praying for boobs sounds scarier when he does it.
July 20, 2009

A Conversation with Toni Morrison: Judy Talks About Reading John O’Hara

For the inauguration of the Free Speech Leadership Council, A Conversation with Toni Morrison, the Nobel-prize winning author discussed book censorship and the power of reading with Judy.
June 3, 2009

Charlotte Zolotow Lecture, University of Wisconsin

Judy delivered the 11th annual lecture to honor Charlotte Zolotow, distinguished children’s book editor for 38 years and author of more than 65 picture books. Note: Judy’s talk begins 8:30 seconds into video.
October 15, 2008

Blumesday 2008- A Tribute to Judy Blume

Presented by Object in LA. Via a live Video Chat, Judy participates in a celebration of readings, performances and reflections. Includes Candypants singing their hit single Dry Your Judy Blume Tears.
September 19, 2008

Tapping in Key West

Judy taking Bruce Moore’s tap class.
Winter 2008

Down the Slide

Judy joins a fan on the sliding board in a San Francisco park.
September 2008

National Women’s Law Center

Judy was Honored at the annual dinner of the National Women’s Law Center.
Video 1 – 3:30
Video 2 – 4:48 
Video 3 – 3:37 
Video 4 – 4:45 
Video 5 – 2:33 
Video 6 – 3:42

October 2006

National Book Foundation’s Award

Accepting the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Click here for transcript of Judy’s talk.

Video 1 – 4:20
Video 2 – 4:07
Video 3 – 3:50
Video 4 – 3:50
Video 5 – 3:45
Video 6 – 3:03
Video 7 – 3:31

Fall 2004

Glamour Magazine Awards

Named Woman of the Year
Fall 2004

The News Hour

“Young at Heart” a conversation with Jeffrey Brown about writing books for young people and receiving the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Video 1 – 4:06
Video 2 – 4:14


Battin High School

Judy visiting her high school alma mater (now a middle school) in Elizabeth, NJ.
Fall 2004

The Early Show

Judy reads from Double Fudge on the Early Show.
Video 1 – 3:20
Video 2 – 3:42


WB Network: Reading with Judy Blume

Judy answers questions from fourth grade children at Trevor Day School, NY during Double Fudge Tour.

Judy Talks About Fudge

On the occasion of publishing the latest book in the series, Judy talks about Double Fudge and the entire series and how she came to write another book about Fudge — 30 years later. Includes some early video footage of Judy.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI)

Deep archive cut from SCWBI’s Vault of Judy live in conversation.

On Charlie Rose Show

Judy discusses censorship, with Charlie, Ken Follett and Rita Mae Brown.
Video 1 – 9:30
Video 2 – 4:17

May 1994

CBC’s Take 30

Judy was a guest on CBC’s daytime current-affairs program Take 30. She spoke with host Harry Brown about Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and the letters she got from kids. “When they write to me, they say, ‘I know you don’t know me, but you wrote this book about me,'” she said. “It has to do with feelings, I think, and emotion.”
November 10, 1980

Temple University: Profiles in Literature

Jaqueline Schacter, Temple University Associate Professor-Emerita of children’s literature, created a series of half-hour interviews with leading authors which were initially viewed by Temple University’s Children’s Literature classes. Judy’s interview with Jaqueline was in 1973.

Double Fudge thank you

Judy thanks friends of Fudge for choosing Double Fudge as their favorite book.
Year unknown