Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.

Publication Date: 1970

Genre: Young Adult

Audience: Gr. Young Adult

Overview: When Margaret moves from the city to the suburbs her entire life changes. This is a hilarious story of growing up, friendships, and religion.

Bring in fears of transitioning into a new school for sixth-grade; have students (5th graders) write something they are concerned about and write it on an index card and put it in a hat without putting their name on it. Write each of these on a separate card to ensure anonymity and pass out the questions; each student will respond to the question they were given to show that students are not alone and can help each other through the transition from elementary school to middle school.

Reviewer’s Name:
Kate Williams