Just as Long as We’re Together
There’s nothing quite like a simple, solid friendship story to really bring you back to what it felt like to be a kid, and that’s exactly what you get in Judy Blume’s Just as Long as We’re Together. On Episode 68, author Caroline Moss joins Alli to discuss this title (which just so happens to be one of her childhood favorites!), as well as what it says to kid readers about friendship, family, weight, and body image. Is three really a crowd? Can you have more than one best friend? Is it cool for tweens to be totally self-absorbed? How should we talk to kids about emotional eating? It’s all covered in this episode!
Caroline Moss is a Brooklyn-based writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, New York magazine, Cosmopolitan, VICE, and more. She’s the co-author of Hey Ladies! and the author of the Work It, Girl series. Follow her on Twitter (@CarolineMoss).
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CHECK OUT CAROLINE’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:
Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion by Jia Tolentino
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
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“Just as Long as We’re Together” (Publishers Weekly, 1987)
“Literature/Just as Long as We’re Together” (TV Tropes)
“Just as Long as We’re Together, Judy Blume” (Katie Who Can Read, 2009)
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