American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Blume, Judy Born 1938. American novelist best known for depicting the everyday problems of adolescence. Her works include Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (1970).
“A movie that addresses the curiosity and anguish of "becoming a woman" could be fantastic, if the story is updated with the same frankness found in Blume's revered novel and not watered down and Disney-fied.”
“Blume is alive and well and working her magic at my house.”
“Edward’s family name Blume was modified to Bloom by his wife at some point in the 1930s; his grandfather had immigrated to England, probably from Russia, and had apparently borrowed the name Blumenthal from a fellow passenger’s passport.”
“At 11, it didn't occur to me to take issue with my teachers 'characterisation of Blume and Danziger as "easy reading"; literary muzak.”
“In 1986, Blume published an anthology of letters she had received from readers called Letters to Judy: What Your Kids Wish They Could Tell You as an attempt to help parents see life through their children's eyes.”
“Blume also established the KIDS Fund in 1981 to develop programs that encourage communication between parents and teens and that foster parent-child discussion through books.”
“Blume continues to publish in the field of children's literature.”
“Blacks, who more often make up urban jury pools, are historically less likely to sign off on a death penalty, Blume said.”
“Blume said a federal jury drawn from whites and blacks in the city, suburbs and rural areas would be more likely to return a death penalty verdict.”
“According to journalist Mary Blume in her book "A French Affair", La ratte first appeared in the Vilmorin-Andrieux seed catalog in 1880.”
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