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Episode 9 — A Conversation with John Green

 

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Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers

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Grades 6 – 12
Podcast Series Text Messages: Recommendations for Adolescent Readers
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Duration 13:54
Original Air Date Published December 01, 2008

Music in this podcast is courtesy of Scott Andrew.

 

A Conversation with John Green

 

A Conversation with John Green

Though John Green is too humble to say it, he's one of the best authors writing for teens today.  In the three novels he's written so far, John provides readers with smart characters, humorous situations, and deeply philosophical themes.  Tune in to hear John discuss why he writes for teens, what he believes readers can gain from their English classes, and some of the thinking behind his newest book, Paper Towns.

After listening to this episode, be sure to print out this list of recommended titles to take to the library or book seller.

Recommendations in this episode include

  • Looking for Alaska (Dutton, 2005)
  • An Abundance of Katherines (Dutton, 2006)
  • Paper Towns (Dutton, 2008)