The Best American Nonrequired Reading

This annual collection compiles the country’s best fiction, journalism, essays, comics, and humor, and introduces a large readership to dozens of new writers and publications. The Best American Nonrequired Reading committee—comprising students from dozens of different high schools—meets nearly every week of the year to read, debate, and compile this offbeat yet vital anthology. The 2014 edition is edited by Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, who will emcee this category-defying event, along with special guests Adam Johnson and Andrew Altschul, and teen editors Abigail Scott Rosenfeld, Evelyn Pugh and Sophia Halperin!
“If you need to fall in love with reading again—or just want a reminder that high school students deserve a lot more than their reading lists give them—then this is the book for you.” —Bust magazine