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The road to adulthood isn't easy, but many women will agree that Judy Blume helped them anticipate—and avoid—some potholes. Her brave, oft-banned young-adult novels were the first to explore controversial and personal topics including racism, bullying, puberty, masturbation and teen sex. In 2004, Blume got the credit she deserved when she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. Now if only she'd write Are You There God? It's me, Margaret...and Now I'm Forty. Sex Ed. Through Kid Lit?