The image on the left is the original artwork of Judy Blume’s most famous book, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. In this story, 11 year old Margaret moves to a new home, begins puberty, and questions her religion, but has no one to talk to. Blume writes the story so her readers know they are not alone and so they too feel like they have someone to talk to. The image on the right is the most recent artwork for the book. Brilliantly rethought, Blume depicts a preteen texting God seeking answers.
Blume, J. 1970, Are you there god? It’s me, margaret, Random House, Inc., New York.