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John Green talks mysteries, maps, and Margo.

Popular YA writer and video blogger John Green discusses his bestselling book Paper Towns with our host, Kim Lauber. Later, he chats with teens at the Hennepin County Library, Ridgedale Branch, in Minnesota.

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Popular YA writer and video blogger John Green discusses his bestselling book Paper Towns with our host, Kim Lauber. Later, he chats with teens at the Hennepin County Library, Ridgedale Branch, in Minnesota.

In Paper Towns, John has paired a tense, page-turning mystery with the honest, resonant, and hilariously true teen voice that has become synonymous with his work.

John Green is the celebrated author of Printz medalist Looking for Alaska and the Printz Honor Book An Abundance of Katherines. Both books have been finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, received many starred reviews, and been placed on numerous state award lists. He has been a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and reviewed books for publications, including The New York Times and Booklist. John was also one half (with his brother, Hank) of the enormously popular video project Brotherhood 2.0, which has been watched more than 10 million times. John lives with his wife, Sarah, in Indiana.

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