Books For Middle Schoolers
In addition to writing for young adults, Judy Blume penned many of the middle school books that became classroom staples. They include Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, which she published in 1972 and Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, published later that same year. She gained a loyal following of readers with her 1980 book, Superfudge, which she followed up with the 1990 Fudge-a-Mania and the 2002 Double Fudge. Middle schoolers connected to her work because the books dealt with topics relevant to their own lives, such as sibling rivalry, divorce, friendships, and bullying.