Will Grayson, Will Grayson

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson

Will Grayson, Will Graysonby John Green & David Levithan

"This quirky yet down-to-earth collaboration by two master YA storytellers will keep readers turning pages"-School Library Journal

Synopsis"One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical."

John Green - Grew up in Orlando, Florida-Graduated Kenyon College with his BA in English and Religious Studies-NY Times Best Selling Author of The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, Looking for Alaska, and An Abundance of Katherines-2007: Started the Volgbrothers with his brother, Hank Green where they communicated soley through video blogs rather than text for a year

Writing Process-Each author wrote one Will Grayson's story -Green wrote the odd numbered chapters and Levithan even-They started by each writing their first chapter and then meeting up to read their writing aloud to each other in front of Green's wife, Sarah-After the chapters were shared, they would each leave to write their next chapter and repeat the process-The actual text was never shared until the entire first draft was completed-Before beginning writing, all the author's had decieded upon were names, dates, and a location for the two Will Grayson's to meet

Teaching the Novel- Important Themes: Homosexuality, Growing Up, Love, Friends, Acceptance, Music, Pop Culture, Depression, Identity- Quotes: “Some people have lives; some people have music.” “It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else.”"maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. it's gonna hurt. it's gonna hurt because it matters."*Penguin John Green Discussion Guide*Sample Lesson Plan (Not mine) *UbD Lesson Plan (Also not mine)* Text Publishing Teachers Resource

"An intellectually existential, electrically ebullient love story that brilliantly melds the ridiculous with the realistic."-Kirkus

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First ever book on the NY Times bestseller list for children's chapter books to star gay characters

"A terrific high-energy tale of teen love, lust, intrigue, anger, pain, and friendship threaded with generous measures of comedy."-Booklist

Devid Levithan-Award-winning author of YA fiction novels including: Boy Meets Boy, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, and The Lover's Dictionary-Graduated from Brown with a BA in English and Political Science-Publisher and editorial director at Scholastic-Founding editor of PUSH imporint which seeks new voices and new authors in teen literature



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