Judy Blume is an American author, who writes for children and young adults. Her books have been published in more than 20 languages. Her stories often focus on the emotional and social concerns of suburban adolescents.
Judy Sussman was born on February 12, 1938 in New Jersey into a family of a dentist and a housewife. She has a brother, David, who is five years older. Since childhood, Judy loved to think up stories.
In 1956 she graduated from high school and entered Boston University. In 1961 she graduated from New York University with a degree in education.
Judy began writing when her children went to kindergarten. Her first book The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo was published in 1969. The next decade was very successful – Judy published 13 books. She became famous when her novel Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret was published in 1970.