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John Green has been honored with the Chicago Tribune’s Young Adult Literary Prize. The prize is given to authors who really connect with readers, and that is something Green does in spades.

From the Chicago Tribune:

“The Chicago Tribune’s Young Adult Literary Prize celebrates the connection between writers and young readers,” says Gerould Kern, the paper’s editor. “In John Green, we are delighted to honor an extraordinary talent who has established an enduring bond with young people everywhere.”

Green has won the Printz Award as well as the Newbery and an Edgar mystery writing award. This, however, is his first lifetime achievement award.

From John Green:

…I was really, really happy when I heard about it. I wrote my first novel and my second novel in Chicago. It was the place where I became a writer. It’s my favorite city. So it meant a lot to me.

Green has been working on his Crash Course series for YouTube where he gives lesson on world history that make it accessible for everyone.

What do you think of John Green winning a lifetime achievement award at age 34?

  • Jason

    *Right after watching the newest Vlogbrother video*

  • Jason

    Do you mean Newberry? He doesn’t have one. 

  • antonia31

    The vlogbrothers are freaking awesome in everything they do. Fact.

  • Jessica

    He deserves this so much. Congratulations John! And thank you for your books, your knowledge, and for teaching me to never forgetting to be awesome.

  • Samantha

    John is an amazing person.  No amount of awards could adequately express how he never forgets to be awesome. :D

  • Dreamer

    I completely deserves it!

  • RavenclawWriter

    Congrats John. :) I love all the work you do and you completely deserve this! 

  • Emma

    So excited that this happened! John Green is one of my favorite authors EVER and he totally deserves this award. His writing hits to the core and makes people think. So proud and so happy for him. Go John & DFTBA!

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