Throwback Thursday Read- Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.

It is Throwback Thursday so I thought about the books that I read as a child.  I was fortunate to have a librarian living across the street when growing up.  She would always bring me the latest books for me to read.  I still recall reading Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys Series among so many other fantastic books.  It is because of this librarian, Lorraine, that I developed the love of literature.

One of my favorite books, which I must have read over 100 times with my friends was Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume.  Judy Blume has always been one of my favorite authors of children’s books.  Even today, she is still a favorite in my own classroom.  As an educator, Judy Blume books are all over my classroom and are read on a daily basis.

So, I am curious. What books take you back to your childhood?  It’s Throwback Thursday.  Share your favorites in the comments.




Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” No one ever told Margaret Simon that eleven-going-on- twelve would be such a hard age. When her family moves to New Jersey, she has to adjust to life in the suburbs, a different school, and a whole new group of friends. Margaret knows she needs someone to talk to about growing up-and it’s not long before she’s found a solution.

“Are you there God? It’s me, Margaret. I can’t wait until two o’clock God. That’s when our dance starts. Do you think I’ll get Philip Leroy for a partner? It’s not so much that I like him as a person God, but as a boy he’s very handsome. And I’d love to dance with him… just once or twice. Thank you God.

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