You are here

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share

Judy Blume: Still Our Voice

When I heard that "Tiger Eyes" was being turned into a movie, I quickly turned to my friend circle to spread the news. Like any member of the Facebook tribe, I put a call out for Judy Blume fans—I figured if I was lucky, I could get someone to see Tiger Eyes with me when it comes out in June. I figured if I was really lucky, I could get someone to write a blog post for Jewish American Heritage Month about how Judy Blume affected their childhood.

What I saw was not a trickling of responses, but a giant flash flood of self-professed Judy Blume fans. The response came not just from women but men as well. Judy Blume remains part of our voice, part of our narrative. Those professing their love ranged from early 20s to those in their early 40s. Judy Blume opened our eyes—and continues to do so.

Check out this great profile from MAKERS about the author- and let us know how she influenced you.

Share Share Share Share Share Share Share
0 Comments
Subscribe to Jewish Women, Amplified and get notifications sent to your email.

How to cite this page

Rozensky, Jordyn. "Judy Blume: Still Our Voice." 21 May 2013. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on July 25, 2017) <https://jwa.org/blog/judy-blume-profiled-by-makers>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

The JWA Podcast

listen now

Poll

What Does America Need Right Now?

Sign Up for JWA eNews

 

Twitter

10 hr
We just heard about this documentary about one of America's foremost postwar artists. Looks great! https://t.co/KAt6TcSIF7
10 hr
Nice list! Have you watched any of these? https://t.co/rGLxe2YG8l
11 hr
in 1920, Bella Abzug was "born yelling." Happy birthday, Bella! https://t.co/BeF5XRih93