Random Person: What do you do?
Me: I work in children’s book
Random person: ehh really, is that a real job? I suppose you’ve read the Harry Potter books then and I suppose its important that kids do read books. I remember really like Roald Dahl as a kid and oh yes those books that got passed around school with the important bits highlighted.
Me: Do you mean Judy Blume
Random Person: YES! thats the one, Forever was playground contraband in our place.
Okay so I’m generalising here but Judy Blume is a hallowed name in writing for young people. She’s still controversial for some adults. In fact Forever was the second most challenged book of 2005, according to the American Library Association and she is recognized as one of the most banned children’s authors in the US.
Anyway to celebrate her most recent titles, she’s touring book blogs – Its a great idea, creating sustained interest across the next few weeks and reaching people who are interested in her work.
First installment over on Big a Little A