7 – 1970s
level – pre-intermediate
plot – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret is a 1970 book by Judy Blume, typically categorized as a young adultnovel, about a sixth-grade girl who has grown up without a religious affiliation, due to her parents’ interfaith marriage. The novel explores her quest for a single religion, while confronting typical issues faced by early adolescent girls going through puberty, such as buying her first bra, having her first period, and feeling attracted to certain boys. The novel has been frequently challenged since the 1980s due to its frank discussions of sexual and religious topics.