Judith Vigna

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Judith Vigna (born 1936)[1] is an American writer who became famous in the late 1990s and early 2000s because of her children's books that treat controversial topics such as drug addiction, alcoholism, homosexuality, racism, death of beloved ones, monoparental families, depression, among others. Little is known about her because of the scarce information provided by any source.

Sanjiv Bhattacharya, writing in The Guardian, criticised Vigna's My Big Sister Takes Drugs, saying that the cosy background of the family in the story did not reflect inner-city life where drugs were more likely to be a problem. He felt there was a British market for similar books but "Enterprising authors are warned, however, to heed the lessons of My Big Sister Takes Drugs before scribbling away - set the thing in Hackney rather than Winchester".[2]


She published books mainly in 1980s and 1990s

  • I live with Daddy
  • Daddy's new baby
  • Mommy and me by ourselves again
  • Anyhow, I'm glad I tried
  • Everyone goes as a pumpkin
  • When Eric's mom fought cancer
  • Couldn't we have a turtle instead?
  • Boot weather (ISBN 978-0-8075-0837-4)[3]
  • Black Like Kyra, White Like Me (ISBN 978-0-8075-0778-0)[4]
  • She's not my real mother
  • Saying goodbye to Daddy (ISBN 0807572535)[5]
  • Gregory's stitches
  • Zio Pasquale's Zoo
  • Grandma without me
  • My Big Sister Takes Drugs
  • Uncle Alfredo's zoo
  • The hiding house
  • I Wish Daddy Didn't Drink So Much
  • The little boy who loved dirt and almost became a Superslob
  • Nobody Wants a Nuclear War
  • My Two Uncles (1995)


  1. ^ Catalogue record with table of contents for "Something about the author. Volume 102". Library Hub Discover. 1999. ISBN 9780787619848. Retrieved 5 March 2020. Judith Vigna (1936-)
  2. ^ Bhattacharya, Sanjiv (26 March 2000). "Hard times". The Observer. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Boot Weather". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Black Like Kyra, White Like Me". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  5. ^ "Saying Goodby to Daddy". Kirkus Reviews. 15 January 1991. Retrieved 5 March 2020. Another purposeful bibliotherapeutic story from this practiced author

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