Are You There God? Its Me Margaret

Judy Blume (1970)

Excerpt from book

“It's not so much that I like him as a person God, but as a boy he's very handsome.”
― Judy Blume

Year And Where Was The Book Banned/Challenged

The book was banned/challenged between the years of 1982-1985. Blume's book was banned/challenged in the following places: Tuscaloosa,Alabama ; Fund du Lac, Wisconsin ; Xenia, Ohio ; Zimmerman,Minnesota.

Why Was The Book Banned Or Challenged:

In Alabama and Wisconsin the book was challenged for being "sexually offensive and amoral." In Ohio the book was challenged for being focused on two themes: sex and anti-Christ behavior. In Minnesota students with permission to read the book still were restriced.

Was The Ban or Challenge Lifted in The Area Above?

In Minnesota the ban was lifted for students who had permission to read the book.

Why Do I Think The Book Is Important To Read

I was surprised that the book was challenged.I personally don't think the book should have been banned/challenged. I think its important to read this book cause it teaches young girls about their menstrual cycle. It also talks about life as a teenager.