Key West Resident and Writer Judy Blume Presented Honorary Conch Certificate by Board of County Commissioners
KEY WEST, FL – Key West resident and well-known writer Judy Blume was presented with an honorary Conch certificate at today’s Monroe County Board of County Commissioners meeting in Key West. Mayor Pro Tem Holly Raschein and Commissioner Michelle Lincoln were honored to be in her presence at the meeting growing up on her stories like “Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing,” “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” as well as her 29 other books, which many are New York Times best sellers.
Blume has championed freedom for many banned books by working with the National Coalition Against Censorship, which fights to keep banned books on shelves. She has received many awards for her defense of free speech and battles against censorship.
In Key West, she serves on the board of the Key West Literary Seminar and is an advisor for the board of the Key West Author’s Guild. In 2016, she and her husband, George Cooper, founded the independent nonprofit Books & Books at the Studios of Key West. She works several days at the shop, and after 50 years of writing, she enjoys meeting and talking to many readers and showing them some of her favorite authors. Her husband, George, also received an honorary Conch certificate many years ago for founding the nonprofit Tropic Cinema in Key West.
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