How a critically acclaimed author has been a victim of censorship.
In light of her own experiences, Blume fights actively against censorship, serving as the spokesperson for the National Coalition against Censorship. In 1999 she published Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers.
Judy Blume has received countless state and local awards for her books, as well as the International Reading Association Children’s Choice Award (1981), an American Book Award nomination for Tiger Eyes (1983), the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award and Children’s Choice Award—Favorite Author (1983), and the Margaret A. Edwards Award (1996).
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