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Judy Blume Fangirling Over Beverly Cleary Is Wonderful in Every Way

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Everything about this is wonderful. Wonderful.

The question is, whose book will Judy Blume carry in a purse made out of Beverly Cleary’s book? I’ve been assuming she is a huge Cleary fan, but maybe it’s a power move. Like, she’s going to make Beverly Cleary’s book cannibalize itself, or fill it will loose licorice flavored jelly beans.

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She fought a librarian, that’s like choking the high priestess of your own temple. It must be love.

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Image via Judy Blume.


Contact the author at aimee.lutkin@jezebel.com.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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shaswitz
Kit the Cat

My favorite Beverly Cleary anecdote: “On the driveway one night in 1932, 16-year-old Beverly waited for her date, a Reed College freshman, to open her car door and let her out. He refused: “Women can open their own doors these days,” he said. She in turn refused to do it; they sat at an impasse. Then, worried what her mother would think of her sitting in a parked car with a boy, she rolled down the window and climbed out, her position, if not her dignity, intact.” - Walking with Ramona, by Laura O. Foster