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Who is Judy Blume?

Meet Judy Blume, the iconic author who started it all, 82 million books ago.
2013

NBC Rock Center With Brian Williams

In a conversation with Rock Center Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton, Blume reflects on how she’s been able to capture adolescent angst for years.
March 1, 2013

PBS - MAKERS

MAKERS: WOMEN WHO MAKE AMERICA, the story of how women changed America over the past 50 years. Narrated by Meryl Streep.
February 26, 2013

PBS with Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley's conversation with Judy Blume includes book censorship in the Internet age, how she can continue to connect with children as she grows older and what's next on her agenda.
April 26, 2012

CBS Los Angeles

Judy Blume marks 40th Anniversary of Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing by appearing at Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. On-air interview with Judy.
April 21, 2012

Good Morning Texas (Dallas)

Judy Blume's Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing Celebrates 40 Years.
April 19, 2012

Rutgers Honorary Doctor of Letters

Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey conferred an Honorary Doctor of Letters to Judy. This degree recognizes Judy's lifetime accomplishments in capturing the emotions of young people, providing communications between and among generations and being avigorous advocate of intellectual liberty.
May 16, 2010

New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee

Introductory video as Judy joined the Class of 2010 inductees into the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Seated in above picture between Jack Nicholson to her right, Frankie Vallie to her left and Carl Lewis behind her.
May 2, 2010

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets, a project comprised of PBS television programs, is an educational initiative of WETA, the flagship public television and radio station in the nation's capital. In this interview Judy shares how books can be a gateway to talking about difficult subjects, why her own parents' confusing explanation of puberty led her to write about the topic, and why she swears each book she writes will be her last. Click here for transcript.
March 2010

A Conversation on Censorship

With five books on the American Library Association's "Most Challenged Books" list, in this clip from Current TV, Judy defends herself and her books against efforts to ban her informative, classic Young Adult novels.
September, 2008

National Book Festival 2009

The Library of Congress celebrated the Joy of Reading by organizing and sponsoring The 2009 National Book Festival. The day-long festival was free and open to the public. Judy signed books in the Teens & Children Pavilion and later in the day she made a short presentation during which she read from one of her books and took questions from the audience.
September 26, 2009

National Book Festival: Opening Ceremony

Participating in the Opening Ceremony of the 2009 National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, Judy shared some of her reading and writing experiences as a child and read from her latest book Friend or Fiend? with the Pain and the Great One.
September 25, 2009

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 discusses book censorship and the power of reading. Watch the videos of Toni Morrison, Fran Lebowitz, and Judy Blume speak about the power of books, who censors, and their first contact with restricted books
June 3, 2009

University of Southern Mississippi Presents Judy with It's Medallion for Lifelong Contributions to the Field of Children's Literature

Southern Miss presents Judy its Medallion for lifelong contributions to the field of children's literature during the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival.
April, 2009

Friends of the Key West Library Lecture Series

Interview and clips of Judy and Meg Cabot's discussion about writing fiction for young adults.
March 16, 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.
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

Banned Books Week with Judy Blume

ABC Chicago News Interview.
September, 2008

Down the Slide

Joining a fan on the sliding board in a San Francisco park.
September, 2008

Today Show

On the Today Show, with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford.
August 27, 2008

Judy Blume at home

Star Tribune, MN spends a day with Judy as she looks back and forward on her writing, love of Key West, and her funny four-book series featuring lovable, loathable Abigail and Jake.
May 31, 2008

Tapping in Key West

Judy taking Bruce Moore's Tap Class.
Winter, 2008

Interviewed by Charlie Rose

At the annual dinner of the National Women's Law Center.
Fall, 2004

National Book Award

Accepting the NBA Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters
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.
2004

Battin High School

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.
2002

WB Network - Reading with Judy Blume

Judy answers questions from fourth grade children at Trevor Day School, NY during Double Fudge Tour.
2002

Judy Talks About Fudge

On the occasion of publishing the latest book in the Fudge 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.
2002

On Charlie Rose Show

Judy discusses censorship, with Charlie, Ken Follett and Rita Mae Brown.
May, 1994

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