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John Green

USA flag (b.1977)

John Green is the Michael L. Printz Award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines. When he was little, he wanted to be an earthworm scientist. (There is a word for such a person: oligochaetologist.) But he killed off his entire earthworm farm due to his general inability to care for pets. Later, he made a list of things he was good at. The list included "telling lies" and "sitting." So he became a writer.

Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Romance, General Fiction
   What You Wish For: A Book for Darfur (2011) (with others)
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John Green recommends
Martyr! (2024)
Kaveh Akbar
"A brilliant and blisteringly alive novel about not just how we go on, but also why. Kaveh Akbar's first novel is so stunning, so wrenching, and so beautifully written that reading it for the first time, I kept forgetting to breathe. I will carry this story, and the people in it, with me for the rest of my life."
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow (2022)
Gabrielle Zevin
"Utterly brilliant. In this sweeping, gorgeously written novel, Gabrielle Zevin charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is one of the best books I've ever read."
Ways to Make Sunshine (2020)
(Ryan Hart, book 1)
Renée Watson
"An important and deeply moving novel."

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Anthologies containing stories by John Green
Who Done It? (2013)
edited by
Jon Scieszka
Geektastic (2009)
Stories from the Nerd Herd
edited by
Holly Black and Cecil Castellucci

Michael L. Printz Award Best Book winner (2006) : Looking for Alaska
Michael L. Printz Award Best Book nominee (2007) : An Abundance of Katherines

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