Judy Blume was born on February 12, 1938 Elizabeth, New Jersey. She graduated from Battin High School in 1956, attended Boston University, and graduated from New York University in 1961 with a degree in teaching. On August 15, 1959, she married John Blume a fellow student at New York University with whom she has two children. Describing herself as a life long reader, Blume began writing children’s books when her own children began attending school. She has said, ” I spent most of my childhood making up stories inside of my head.”
She remains one of the most popular and most beloved authors for young people, selling millions of copies of her books that have been translated into more than 30 languages.
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