A star-studded 80th birthday celebration for the beloved Jewish children’s book author highlights some of her most memorable work—but overlooks what makes her truly important
They’re on to you, Judy Blume!
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The legendary author will receive a prize in May from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Author takes fans behind the scenes of her 1977 book with a virtual tour
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It was from her daughter, and it’s delightfully simple
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