American children's writer
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- Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
- As quoted in Good Advice (1993) by William Safire, p. 125
- It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers.
- As quoted in Literature for Today's Young Adults (1997) by Kenneth L. Donelson and Alleen Pace Nilsen, p. 392
- Are you there God? It's Me, Margaret....
- Repeated line
- We must — we must — we must increase our bust!
- But if you aren't any religion, how are you going to know if you should join the Y or the Jewish Community Center?