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====Date: [[:Category:1938|1938]] - Present====
 
====Date: [[:Category:1938|1938]] - Present====
 
 
  
 
====Region: [[:Category:North America|North America]]====
 
====Region: [[:Category:North America|North America]]====
 
 
  
 
====Subject: [[:Category:Explicit Sexuality|Explicit Sexuality]]====
 
====Subject: [[:Category:Explicit Sexuality|Explicit Sexuality]]====
 
 
  
 
====Medium: [[:Category:Literature|Literature]]====
 
====Medium: [[:Category:Literature|Literature]]====
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'''Artist:''' Judy Blume
 
'''Artist:''' Judy Blume
 
 
  
 
'''Confronting Bodies:''' Literary critics, schools and libraries across the United States
 
'''Confronting Bodies:''' Literary critics, schools and libraries across the United States
 
 
  
 
'''Dates of Action:''' 1970-present
 
'''Dates of Action:''' 1970-present
 
 
  
 
'''Location:''' United States
 
'''Location:''' United States
 
 
  
 
'''Description of Artwork:''' Judy Blume is a reknown adolescent book writer.  Her first controversial novel, ''Are you there, God? It's Me, Margaret'' (1970), is a reflection by a 12-year-old girl on subjects like large breasts and menstruation.  Her novel ''Deenie'' (1973) includes female masturbation, ''Blubber'' (1974)has a bullying heroine and ''Forever'' (1975) includes adolescent sexual intercourse.  <P>
 
'''Description of Artwork:''' Judy Blume is a reknown adolescent book writer.  Her first controversial novel, ''Are you there, God? It's Me, Margaret'' (1970), is a reflection by a 12-year-old girl on subjects like large breasts and menstruation.  Her novel ''Deenie'' (1973) includes female masturbation, ''Blubber'' (1974)has a bullying heroine and ''Forever'' (1975) includes adolescent sexual intercourse.  <P>
 
 
  
 
'''The Incident:''' ''Are You There...'' was banned by Blume's children's elementary school principal.  Around the country, critics called her work, "anti-Christian and against parental and school authority."  In 1983, schools in Leesburg, Florida and Peoria, Illinois, removed her books from their school libraries. <P>
 
'''The Incident:''' ''Are You There...'' was banned by Blume's children's elementary school principal.  Around the country, critics called her work, "anti-Christian and against parental and school authority."  In 1983, schools in Leesburg, Florida and Peoria, Illinois, removed her books from their school libraries. <P>
 
 
  
 
'''Results of Incident:''' The ACLU has challenged much of the censorship against Blume's books.  Many of her titles are still on the American Library Association's banned books list.  <P>
 
'''Results of Incident:''' The ACLU has challenged much of the censorship against Blume's books.  Many of her titles are still on the American Library Association's banned books list.  <P>
 
 
  
 
'''Source:''' Censorship, A World Encyclopedia, ed. D. Jones
 
'''Source:''' Censorship, A World Encyclopedia, ed. D. Jones

Revision as of 16:35, 10 February 2012

Date: 1938 - Present

Region: North America

Subject: Explicit Sexuality

Medium: Literature


Artist: Judy Blume

Confronting Bodies: Literary critics, schools and libraries across the United States

Dates of Action: 1970-present

Location: United States

Description of Artwork: Judy Blume is a reknown adolescent book writer. Her first controversial novel, Are you there, God? It's Me, Margaret (1970), is a reflection by a 12-year-old girl on subjects like large breasts and menstruation. Her novel Deenie (1973) includes female masturbation, Blubber (1974)has a bullying heroine and Forever (1975) includes adolescent sexual intercourse.

The Incident: Are You There... was banned by Blume's children's elementary school principal. Around the country, critics called her work, "anti-Christian and against parental and school authority." In 1983, schools in Leesburg, Florida and Peoria, Illinois, removed her books from their school libraries.

Results of Incident: The ACLU has challenged much of the censorship against Blume's books. Many of her titles are still on the American Library Association's banned books list.

Source: Censorship, A World Encyclopedia, ed. D. Jones [[Category:1970]