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Transcript of Judy Blume
Characteristics of Judy Blume's Works
http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/01/64701-004-0D40AA0C.gif (image of Elizabeth, NJ)
http://authoranalysis13.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/book.jpg (Just As Long As We're Together cover)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-c3PUhd0MKf4/T7TEzxhbVQI/AAAAAAAABJM/VaE-yr8Zy8c/s1600/Are+You+There+1.jpg (Are you there God? It's Me Margaret. (cover)
http://img1.imagesbn.com/p/9780449816462_p0_v1_s260x420.JPG (Tiger Eyes cover)
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http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/19/living/judy-blume-tiger-eyes-film/ (Image of George, Lawrence, and Judy)
http://robo.zenfolio.com/img/s3/v43/p905901314-3.jpg (Judy and George)
http://blog.mawbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/tales-of-a-fourth-grade-nothing.gif (Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing)
http://wpimages.bettyconfidential.com/Judy-Blume.jpg (Book signing)
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.
Just As Long As We're Together
In the Classroom?
Complete List of Works
World famous American author of children and young adult novels
Born on February 12, 1938 in Elizabeth, New Jersey
Her family was Jewish
As a child - made up stories in her head but never wrote them down
Enrolled in Boston University - got mononucleosis and left school
Graduated from New York University in 1961 - teaching degree
Recent and Accomplishments
By: Kaitlin Danielson
First began writing while her children were in preschool - published her first book "The One in the Middle Is The Green Kangaroo" in 1969
1970s - published 13 more books
Late 1970s and early 1980s - She published two adult reality and death novels that earned a spot on The New York Times best-seller list
Judy Blume has won over 90 literary awards
She has been married three times
John M. Blume - father of her two children - Randy and Lawrence
Thomas A. Kitchens - married for two years
George Cooper - non-fiction writer (1987)
Currently still married and live in Key West
Three children (he has one from a previous relationship) and one grand-child
Was diagnosed with breast cancer in August of 2012
More than 82 million copies of her books have been sold
Her books have been translated into 32 languages
28 books written total (3 are adult novels)
Picture and Story Books
The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo
The Pain and The Great One
The Pain & The Great One
Soupy Saturdays with the Pain & the Great One
Cool Zone with the Pain & the Great One
Going, Going, Gone! with the Pain & the Great One
Friend or Fiend? with the Pain & the Great One
The Fudge Books
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great
Starring Sally J. Freedman As Herself
It's Not the End of the World
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret
Then Again, Maybe I Won't
Just As Long As We're Together
Here's to You, Rachel Robinson
Letters to Judy: What Your Kids Wish They Could Tell You
Places I Never Meant to Be
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Meet Judy Blume - Reading
Official Tiger Eyes Trailer (Clips from the movie)
Judy Blume talks about her writing and a special feature on Tiger Eyes
Judy Blume talks about her stories
Themes and Issues
Issues that kids think about:
Many of her books grow from her own feelings and concerns as a shy child
Chicago Tribune: Young Adult Literary Prize (2013)
Smithsonian Associates: The McGovern Award (2011)
Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey - Honorary Doctor of Letters (2010)
Inducted into Harvard Lampoon (2010)
New Jersey Hall of Fame Inductee (2010)
University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for her lifelong contributions to the field of children's literature (2009)
Awards for individual books: http://www.judyblume.com/reference/morebooks/bookawards.php
* Full list of awards: http://www.judyblume.com/reference/morejudy/awards.php
Growing up, reading was definitely my least favorite subject. I think it was my least favorite because I never found anything that interested me. Now that I am looking back on it, I loved books that I could connect! I loved having books that included real people who faced situations that occurred in real life. In reality, I loved reading Judy Blume books because of how relatable the characters were. I remember reading her books all of the time. In fact - I still have a copy of a story I made to go along with "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" in fourth grade!
Judy Blume on Censorship:
religious differences, divorce, puberty, body issues, bullying, racism, teen sex, birth control, death, grief, depression, etc.
Judy and her son Lawrence
She writes about the pleasures and troubles of adolescence and has covered many topics that are "taboo" for young readers - religious, sexuality, divorce, and death.
These books were controversial in the past and are still on the banned list because they talk about sensitive topics even though teens are already thinking about these topics, but they still make adults squeamish.
Even though many of her books have been "banned" in different districts, she has plenty other books that your students may love!
This is a picture of the little book/journal that I made in fourth grade when I read this book.
Judy as a young girl
Fudge - The Flying Train Committee - ABC Show based on "Super-Fudge" and "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"
Judy Blume with her son Lawrence and her husband George. The three produced Tiger Eyes.
Judy and George
Example of a student made book trailer
http://bcove.me/nlg7l8n6 < Reading Rockets Video - Judy Blume reads an except from "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing"
Rachel is Stephanie's best friend. They have shared secrets (both good and bad) since second grade. Now, they are in seventh grade when a new girl, Alison, moves into the neighborhood. Stephanie hopes that all three of them can be best friends, since she really likes Alison. But, the girls are unsure that they can all be friends together. Can their friendship be saved?
Companion book to Here's To You, Rachel Robinson.
For Margaret, everything is different this year. She just moved from New York City to the suburbs and is nervous to fit in with her new friends. Her new group of friends forms a secret club to talk about boys, bras, and getting their periods. Margaret loves her sense of belonging, until she realizes that here everyone joins a religious club. She doesn't have a religion. What does she do? Who can help her?
Davey has never felt so alone. Her dad is shot and killed in a hold-up and her mom is now moving the family to recover in New Mexico. Once in New Mexico, she meets a young man who helps her find the strength to carry on a defeat her fears.
The first book of the Fudge Series! Peter Hatcher has one problem - his younger brother, Fudge, who makes him feel like a fourth grade nothing. Fudge can do whatever he wants and gets away with everything. Peter is fed up! When Fudge takes Peter's turtle, Peter has had enough. How can he get his parents to see how much trouble Fudge is?
Working around the censorship - try and only incorporate the "appropriate books" as read-aloud or literature circle books. The "sensitive books" can be read independently by the students on their own time.
"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" - Read aloud:
Have students think about the funniest part of the story and have them create cartoons of the funniest scenes. Have students plan and draft their cartoons. To publish their cartoons, they can use the website: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/comic/index.html
* This could be done for any of her funny stories!
Have students create a newspaper (like Shelia does) that incorporates elements from the story. This will allow students to demonstrate their comprehension of the material from the book.
Judy signs one of her world famous books
They can choose characters, speech bubbles, and props.
Reading a segment of "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (Controversial scene)