Virginia Shreves vs. Judy Blume: The Evolution of Literary Fat Girls (and One Boy)

Virginia Shreves is the protagonist of Carolyn Mackler’s Printz Honor Book The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (Bloomsbury 2003) and its excellent sequel, The Universe Is Expanding and So Am I (Bloomsbury May 2018). If you don’t know Virginia, you should. She’s awesome. The sequel begins right where the original left off: Virginia has…

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