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memories of the ’80s – Just as Long as We’re Together by Judy Blume

The late 1980s offered another memorable coming of age novel from Judy Blume: Just as Long as We’re Together. Narrated by 13 year old Stephanie Hirsch, the storyline focuses on the numerous changes that are happening in her life – … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Footloose

In 1984, a teen film about music and dance became the summer hit of the season: Footloose. Loosely based on real-life events that occurred in a small Oklahoma town, Dean Pitchford’s screenplay was put on the big screen by director … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin

It started with one book – and has turned into a series beloved my several generations of readers – The Baby-Sitters Club. Starting with an idea from an editor at Scholastic Books, writer Ann M. Martin developed the first book, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Rumble Fish by S.E. Hinton

In the mid 1970s, young adult fiction was tackling the tough issues of growing up – and one of the books of the time period that exemplified many teen realities was Rumble Fish. Written by S. E. Hinton (who also … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Go Ask Alice by Anonymous

For teens of the 1970s, a cautionary tale of drug use and its effects was published by an anonymous author – Go Ask Alice. Published in 1971 by Prentice Hall, the book was initially published as non-fiction with the author … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Sassy Magazine

For teen girls of the late 1980s, a new magazine voice became a fixation – Sassy Magazine. Launched by Australian publisher Sandra Yates with editor Jane Pratt, Sassy had a half Aussie, half American staff and showed young women what … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – baseball jerseys

Cool kids in the 1970s embraced a very different vibe from the previous flower children – and the baseball jersey became a moniker of relaxed cool for many teenagers. Affordable and easily found, this t-shirt was part of the daily … Continue reading

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