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Sarah Vowell, author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States and other best-selling titles "gilded with snark, buoyant on charm" (NPR), worked with the students of the 826 Valencia writing lab to edit this year's anthology. They compiled new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and the category-defying gems that have become one of the hallmarks of this lively collection.

This installment includes work by:

  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Teju Cole
  • Louise Erdrich
  • Masha Gessen
  • Sheila Heti
  • Kima Jones
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • George Saunders
  • Andrew Sullivan
  • Tommy Pico
  • Sonny Liew
  • and more!

“A gift . . . One wonders how the world might be different if works in The Best American Nonrequired Reading were indeed required.” —USA Today

“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

Editor: Sarah Vowell
Series Editor: 826 National
Publisher: Mariner
Page Count: 400pp
Size: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1
Notes: paperback
Date of Publication: October 3, 2017
ISBN: 978-1328663801