Are You There Obama? It’s Me, Judy Blume

Attention political strategists: don’t forget to court the Young Adult (YA) writing community. Author Maureen Johnson started the social networking site YA for Obama after she realized many of her friends from the YA community supported the senator, and thought (in true YA fashion), “Wouldn’t it be great if we all had a place where we could write about Obama? And if we invited everyone to join?” Judy Blume, author of Superfudge, Tiger Eyes and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing among many others (raise your hand if you learned about sex from reading Forever), is the first author to contribute. Ms. Blume, who says she’s never before talked about her politics publicly, writes that she was inspired to speak up “because at last we have a candidate who makes me believe again. A candidate who I see as America’s best hope, a candidate who inspires not just my grandson’s generation, but my own, and my children’s.”

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