What was the name of the first book Judy Blume wrote?
Judy Blume wrote Forever during a time period called the sexual revolution. Her daughter was 14 at the time, and she wanted her mother to show that not all teens who have sex die. Blume also wanted to teach the teen population how to take the proper precautions when having sex. In the book, Katherine went to see a doctor to get the "pill" or birth control.
Very few of Judy Blume's books were illustrated. The original release of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing had a few illustrations. Her only fully illustrated book was called Freckle Juice. In any case, Judy Blume never illustrated her books herself -- Fourth Grade Nothing was illustrated by Roy Doty and Juice by Sonia O. Lisker. Other illustrated Blume books were done by other illustrators, but never by Blume herself.
She as born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey. She went to college in New York, and graduated from New York University in 1961. After she met her second husband, she moved in New Mexico in 1976. She currently resides in Key West. Judy Blume is one of the most famous children's' book authors of the twentieth century.