Judy Blume is an American writer, who has sold more than 80 million young adult and children novels so far. Her works have been translated into 32 different languages, and American Library Association even awarded her the Margaret Edwards Award for her contributions towards teen writing. Her writings involve a wide range of teenage issues, including racism, menstruation, masturbation, sexuality, bullying, divorce and many more. Some of her notable works include Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, and Iggie's House.
Judy was born to Rudolph, a dentist, and Esther, a housewife, but she had different interests from her very childhood. She started learning piano and dance, and thought of becoming a cowgirl, detective, spy, actress or ballerina as a child. She loved reading and made stories in her mind, but she had never thought of pursuing a career in writing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the New York University.