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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (Classic YA novel)

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Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (Classic YA novel)

by Judy Blume

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Bradbury Press, 1990. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. As New/As New. Floyd Cooper. First printing of the 20th Anniversary Edition! Book and jacket (price clipped at distributor) each in As New, unread condition from the original publisher's warehouse! Stunning copy of very tough book to find with the new cover art for this edition. This book is on the ALA 100 Most Frequently Challenged (Controversial) Books, and; Time Magazine 100 Best English Language Novels since 1923. A beautiful collectible of an important book.

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is about a sixth-grade girl growing up and wondering about God and puberty and boys. It was challenged a lot after the 1980s because of its frank discussion of topics like religion and sex. Blume was one of the first Young Adult novelists to write about subjects long considered taboo for teenagers, and is credited for helping to get generations of pre-teens into reading although she has also been named one of the most frequently challenged authors according to the American Library Association. The novel was Blume's third published book. It has become a touchstone coming-of-age novel for girls. Through the five decades of popularity it has received updates from the publisher, including a controversial 2014 cover art depiction of Margaret texting God, following by an ellipsis in a message bubble. In 1998, Blume updated the novel herself, changing Margaret and her friends from using 'sanitary' napkins with belts, to disposable pads. Judy Blume ’s books have won hundreds of awards. She is the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Key West and New York City. You can visit her at www.judyblume.com .   

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Title
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (Classic YA novel)
Author
Judy Blume
Illustrator
Floyd Cooper
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
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Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Publisher
Bradbury Press
Date Published
1990

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