John Green

Star Author, Vlogbrother, and Nerdfighter

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

On June 2, 2014, more than 1,200 fans wildly cheered the arrival of author John Green at the premiere of The Fault in Our Stars—the blockbuster movie based on his young adult novel of the same name. While he did not write the screenplay or have a starring role in the movie, John commanded just as much star power as the film’s talented actors. The Fault in Our Stars book—John’s fifth novel—sold more than 7 million copies, and John landed a coveted spot on Time magazine’s 2014 list of the 100 Most Influential People.

Even before The Fault in Our Stars made John a household name, he had built up an enormous following among teens. In 2007, after penning his first two YA novels, he cofounded the YouTube channel Vlogbrothers with his brother, Hank Green. The brothers began posting videoblogs as a communications experiment—and soon, they found themselves interacting with legions of fans who call themselves Nerdfighters. The channel grew in popularity and now has more than 2 million followers.

Follow John’s journey from shy student to powerhouse social media engager and best-selling YA author. Learn how he turned quirkiness and talent into a winning formula that has earned him millions of fans around the world.

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978-1-46777-244-0
$31.99 $23.99
978-1-46777-571-7
$9.99 $9.99
978-1-46777-261-7
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 7.3
BISACS JNF007030, JNF007060, JNF007000
Dewey 813'.6
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 940
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 171403
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and Timeline

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“®eaders will…come away with a good sense of the man, his passion for teens and writing, and the hard work involved in his success. An inspiring story and testament to the power of the nerd.”―Booklist

Author: Eric Braun

Eric Braun has written dozens of books for readers of all ages and edited hundreds more. He is a McKnight fellow and a nice fellow, and he likes to ride his bike really far and really fast. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and two sons, some of whose antics have found their way into his books (unbeknownst to them).

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