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

22 Sep

Make of this what you will…

Via The New York Observer

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.”

Check back for further installments from John Green, Scott Westerfeld and Princess Diaries author Meg Cabot.

If Obama loses this time around, he should just wait 8 years for a new batch of YA readers- brought up on a steady diet of Obama kool aid-  to become eligible voters.

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3 Responses to “Are You There Obama, It’s Me, Judy Blume”

  1. tabbi2 September 23, 2008 at 6:53 pm #

    I adored Judy Blume books. Deenie was my favorite. The girl had scoliosis in the story, but it was so easy to identify with her feeling like a freak because everyone feels like that at that age.

  2. PUMA- CALI September 23, 2008 at 6:59 pm #

    Ergh. Another person I admire supports that fraud Obama. It’s so frustrating. Why can’t people see Obama talks a great game, but doesn’t deliver.

    Just look at his record folks. His votes of ‘present’ don’t cut it. He flip flops on important issues like FISA. He doesn’t support gay marriage. What kind of democrat is he?

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