Are You There God? It's Me By Judy Blume Analysis

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Judy Blume, the author, compiled stories by censored writers in addition to their experience with censorship to show how badly it is infecting the writing community like a nasty disease that only keeps spreading, spreading, and spreading. A typical situation of how censorship happens is when a parent or staff member takes a glimpse at a page in a book furthermore, sees a sexual innuendo, a blow-by-blow rundown of someone getting their gluteus maximus handed to them, or maybe just a simple cuss word. Then the book gets removed silently off the shelves without anybody knowing; no one to stand up for the book. For the people who do try to stick up for these books, of course, get ridiculed, maybe even expelled due to the dog eat dog world we live in. Judy has experienced censorship herself. When she wrote, “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret”, a book based on Judy’s life in sixth grade, she gave 3 copies to an elementary school but the books never went up on the shelf due to the conversational…show more content…
I think what motivated Julius to write this short story is he has a passion for studying slavery, his 3 grandparents were slaves themselves. He also grew up in the 40’s through the 60’s and was very active with protesting. I would like to think that this short story would be Julius Lester’s view on how he would approach the scenario Spear is in if his dad was one of the greatest civil rights leaders. The reason why I would like to think that is, Julius wants there to be no bypass towards people because of their, race, religion, or ethnicity. Julius constructs the ideal person, the main character, nicknamed Spear. He starts falling for a caucasian girl in a 95% African American school and is mocked for it but he likes her for what's in the membrain and doesn’t judge her because of the race she
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