Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hey, It's John Green!:
Junior High Reading Club

No, not OUR John Greene, the OTHER John Green. The one that writes crazy popular YA novels, including today's Reading Club book, The Fault in Our Stars.

Here's some info to get us started . . .


John Green was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 24, 1977 (making him 35 this year). He grew up in Orlando, Florida before attending Indian Springs School, a boarding and day school outside of Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from Kenyon College in 2000 with a double major in English and Religious Studies. His first book, Looking for Alaska, was largely inspired by his time at Indian Springs School.

He is married to Sarah, has a son, Henry, and a dog, Willy. More bio in the John Green Wikipedia article (because John Green's own website doesn't actually tell you anything much about his life). They all currently live in Indianapolis.


He has published 5 novels:

and some short stories. A list of all the John Green books (and books with his stories in them) in the Paideia Library is right here, on the library catalog.

He's a Blogging Fiend

In January 2007, John and his brother Hank (who's two years younger) started a 365 day project to communicate regularly through videos posted to a blog (so, "vlogs"). They called this project Brotherhood 2.0. At the end of the year, they decided to keep it going, and 4 years later their YouTube channel Vlogbrothers, is going strong. Each entry has thousands and thousands of views; altogether they have almost 2 millions views.

Here are some of the Vlogbrothers entries:

How to Be a Nerdfighter (December 27, 2009)

Quotations (March 29, 2010)

The Fault in Our Stars (January 10, 2012)

Life is Wierd. Also beautiful. (February 21, 2012)

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