To advocate on behalf of those who cannot speak, sometimes it’s necessary to understand what it feels like to be silenced. Judy Blume is a living testament to this very truth, and, for that, we salute her today, on her birthday.
People, super serious question: what ever would we do without Judy Blume? Judy’s books helped many of us navigate the troubled seas of adulthood (you former young ladies of the world know what I’m talking about). They entertained us, emboldened us, held our hands and assured us we were not alone. And her brave and […]
Thirty-one years ago today, the Supreme Court upheld students rights to read in the Island Trees School district in Long Island. The 5-4 decision of Board of Education vs. Pico found that the school board violated the First Amendment when they removed certain books from junior high and high school libraries after parents complained they […]
–UPDATE– Last night the board voted 6-1 to keep the book. They will be instating new policies that will hopefully balance parental concerns with students rights and the professional judgments of teachers. ——————————————— The students, teachers, parents and citizens on the ground in Glen Ellyn have been working hard to spread the word about tonight’s […]
We know you’re gearing up for the June 7 release of Tiger Eyes, the first-ever Judy Blume film adaptation. In the meantime, we’d like to share this charming reading of Deenie featuring Rachel Dratch, Martha Plimpton, Junot Diaz, Amy Sohn, and Elna Baker. The video was taken at NCAC’s 35th Anniversary Benefit in 2009.