America’s culture war over how to talk to teens about sex has been raging longer than as Judy Blume has been writing about it. Her books are known for their frank portrayal of everything from sex, to divorce and the strange world of puberty, they’ve entertained millions of girls and boys over the past three decades and recently earned her an award for her distinguished contribution to American letters.
Blume’s straight up stories about masturbation and menstruation have seen to it that her work is often banned from school libraries by parents who think they she goes too far. Nevertheless the 60-something author remains every bit as recognizable to teens as Justin, Britney and Jessica.
Judy Blume, author and winner of the National Book Award.