The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2016

Category: Book
Edited By: Kushner, Rachel
Series: Best American Nonrequired Reading
Subject:  FICTION / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Published: October 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 8.50in x 5.50in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*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 Guest editor Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers, works with a group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015. The BANR Committee gathers weekly in the basement of a small publishing house in San Francisco to read literary magazines, chapbooks, graphic novels, blogs, transcripts, and anything else that strikes their fancy. They are assisted by a group of 826 students that meet in the basement of a robot shop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. "
From The Publisher*

Each year a guest editor works with a group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco and 826 Michigan to select the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers age fifteen and up.


Biographical NoteRACHEL KUSHNER is the author of The Flamethrowers , which was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, the 2014 Folio Prize, and the James Tait Black Prize, longlisted for the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, and a New York Times Top Five Novel of 2013. Kushner's debut novel, Telex from Cuba , was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, winner of the California Book Award, and a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book. 826 National is a family of seven nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping underserved students, ages six through eighteen, with their creative and expository writing skills.