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Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret, Judy Blume (1970)

A coming-of-age novel for the ages

by
Marjorie Ingall
September 17, 2013

Check out the wildly changing covers of this classic! Tween girl fashions have evolved, book-cover trends have changed, the march of feminine protection technology has advanced, but struggling with faith and religion, crushing on a boy, worrying about expressing (potentially unpopular) opinions—those haven’t changed at all. This is the greatest book by one of America’s greatest children’s novelists and one of the top 100 most requested-to-be-banned books by America’s stupid people.

Marjorie Ingall is a columnist for Tablet Magazine, and author of Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children.

Marjorie Ingall is the author of Mamaleh Knows Best: What Jewish Mothers Do to Raise Successful, Creative, Empathetic, Independent Children.

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