Judy Blume is a name that has resonated with readers across generations. Her novels have been a cornerstone of young adult literature, tugging at the hearts of many and leaving behind an indelible mark on the literary world. Her frankness about puberty and sex has comforted and captivated readers, and her writing has landed her at the center of controversy. She is a beloved American author, and now, in the upcoming documentary, Judy Blume Forever, she candidly shares her own coming-of-age story.

Emmy-winning filmmakers Davina Pardo and Leah Wolchok trace Blume’s journey from a fearful, imaginative child to a storytelling pioneer who elevated the physical and emotional lives of kids and teens. The documentary follows her beginnings and her rise to prominence as an author, as well as her experiences as a banned writer and her ongoing fight against censorship. Her story is one of resilience, determination, and the power of the pen.

The film features playful and poignant animations that celebrate the magic and awkwardness of being young, while intimate conversations with acclaimed authors and artists reveal Blume’s profound impact on readers. Long-standing fans share open-hearted letters they wrote to Blume over decades, illustrating the ways in which her books have touched their lives. Check out the trailer here:

With humor, sensitivity, and a healthy dose of adolescent cringe, Judy Blume Forever tells the story of the woman whose trail-blazing books changed the way millions of readers understand themselves, their sexuality, and what it means to grow up. Her books have become cultural touchstones, and her legacy continues to inspire new generations of readers.

Judy Blume Forever is set to release on Amazon Prime on Friday, April 21st, 2023. Don’t miss this powerful and inspiring documentary that celebrates the life and work of an iconic author.