Ep 6: Revisiting Judy Blume

This episode is a little bit of a different format. I’m with one of my oldest and dearest friends, Dr. Cara Pence, and we’re revisiting a childhood favorite: Judy Blume.

I have several ideas for a revisit series, where we look at some popular things from our past - books, movies, tv shows, et cetera - and talk about how they affected us and how we feel about them now. So this is the first in that series and we’re looking back at the formative era of pre-pubescent literature that is Judy Blume.

Specifically today we’re going to talk about three of Judy Blume’s novels:

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.


Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself.

I really want to hear what you guys think about these books or any of the Judy Blume books that had a big impact on you. I want to know if your kids are reading them, if you think these stories have held up over time.

Other things mentioned in this episode:

Beverly Clearly Ramona books

Banned book lists