Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

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dc.title Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
dc.creator Blume, Judy
dc.subject Teenage girls- Fiction.; Religions- Juvenile fiction.; Conduct of life- Juvenile fiction.; Puberty- Juvenile fiction. LCSH
dc.description Margaret shares her secrets and her spirituality in this iconic Judy Blume novel, beloved by millions, that now has a fresh new look. Margaret Simon, almost twelve, likes long hair, tuna fish, the smell of rain, and things that are pink. She’s just moved from New York City to Farbook, New Jersey, and is anxious to fit in with her new friends—Nancy, Gretchen, and Janie. When they form a secret club to talk about private subjects like boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret is happy to belong. But none of them can believe Margaret doesn’t have religion, and that she isn’t going to the Y or the Jewish Community Center. What they don’t know is Margaret has her own very special relationship with God. She can talk to God about everything—family, friends, even Moose Freed, her secret crush. Margaret is funny and real, and her thoughts and feelings are oh-so-relatable—you’ll feel like she’s talking right to you, sharing her secrets with a friend.
dc.publisher Atheneum Books for Young Readers
dc.contributor Judy Blume 2014-04-29 W3CDTF
dc.type Text DCMIType
dc.format Paperback book; 192 pages; 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.6 in.
dc.identifier ISBN-13: 978-1481409933 ISBN
dc.language en-US RFC4646
dc.relation Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume; originally published by Yearling, New York: 1970
dc.coverage 1970-2014
dc.rights All rights reserved

Margaret Simon, an almost 12-year-old girl, deals with moving to a new town and all the trials and tribulations that come with puberty: bras, periods, and boys. On top of it all, Margaret deals with her mixed religious heritage. Judy Blume has written several books that are often challenged; from 1990-1999, she had five books on the “100 Most Frequently Challenged Books” list (American Library Association, n.d.). Reasons for its frequent challenges include: sexually offensive, amoral/immoral, profane, and anti-Christian (Half Price Books, n.d.).

American Library Association. (n.d.). 100 most frequently challenged books: 1990–1999. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from–1999

Half Price Books. (n.d.). Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Retrieved April 26, 2016, from