Judy was presented with the Roll of Honor Award in 1991.
For millions of readers around the world, Judy Blume's writing is synonymous with growing up. Deeply personal, frequently controversial, her books have dealt with often taboo topics in intelligent and sensitive way. Judy has served as a role model for untold authors, librarians, and First Amendment advocates. She has responded to countless censorship efforts with humanity, humor, and a fierce belief in intellectual freedom.
Judy is a longtime supporter of the Freedom to Read Foundation and was a speaker at FTRF's 40th Anniversary celebration, where she honored the life of Judith Krug. Photo: https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/398968_10150790980452303_190618345_n.jpg
THANK YOU, Judy Blume, for your unswerving commitment to the Freedom to Read Foundation and its mission.
Thank you also for your courage and compassion in the face of censorship, and for your devotion to your readers.
For unflagging support of free expression and First Amendment rights, the Freedom to Read Foundation honors Judy Blume, member extraordinaire.
C. James Schmidt, President Judith F. Krug, Executive Director
The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association (http://www.ala.org/) . FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the right of libraries to collect - and individuals to access - information.