CANTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boasting more than two billion views on YouTube and Crash Course, Hank Green is headed to Canton during his national tour to discuss his debut novel about the impact of instant internet fame and first encounters of the mysterious kind. Books-A-Million invites guests to join Hank Green along with his special guest and brother, John Green, for a multimedia event featuring Hank’s highly anticipated book “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.” This event will take place on Thursday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at Canton Palace Theatre, located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio.
Set for release on Tuesday, September 25, Green creates a sweeping and cinematic tale with “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing,” which follows the story of a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity without knowing that she might be part of a bigger and otherworldly plan. After stumbling upon a strange yet intriguing statue, April May posts a video of the interesting figure on YouTube and upon waking up the next morning she finds herself in the international spotlight after the video goes viral. April finds herself at the epicenter of an intense media frenzy as the first documentarian of the Carls (her name for the “robot”) and things get heated as more and more evidence points to these figures being true aliens. Dealing with the fear of the unknown and the consequences of expedited internet fame, April sets out on a quest to find out who these Carls really are and what they want from her planet.
“It’s about a group of friends who accidentally become the most important people in the world,” Green says while discussing his book. “Or, at least, they would like you to think it was an accident.”
Named “one of America’s most popular science teachers,” Hank Green hosts and produces nearly a dozen educational YouTube channels along with brother and bestselling author, John Green. The “Nerdfighter” leaders began making videos for their channel, Vlogbrothers, over ten years ago and they have since created several channels that encourage kids to enjoy learning, including Crash Course and SciShow. In addition to his vlogging success, Green is a singer songwriter and his writings have been featured in outlets such as Mental Floss, The New York Times and Scientific American.
To attend this event, guests must purchase an Eventbrite ticket in advance by visiting hankgreenbam.eventbrite.com. Each ticket will include admission to the show and an autographed first edition copy of Green’s new book, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.” The event will include a Q&A session with the Green brothers about the book and more. In lieu of a public signing, the first 100 ticket buyers will be invited to a meet-and-greet with Hank Green. Posed photos with personal phones will not be allowed, but an event photographer will be available for photos of fans.
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