John Green (born Indianapolis, Indiana, 1977) writes fiction for young adults. He received the 2006 Michael Printz Award for Looking for Alaska. His Paper Towns earned the 2009 Edgar Award. Young adults could visit his website at: John Green.
Dean Hughes (born Ogden, Utah, 1943) has published at least 100 books for children and young adults. His works include Soldier Boys and Winning Streak.
Gregory Jarvis (born Detroit, Michigan, 1944; died in the Challenger implosion, January 28, 1986) was an astronaut. Children could learn more at: Gregory Jarvis.