The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2014 (Paperback)
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"Lively, eclectic and surprising." -- "Minneapolis Star Tribune"
Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, author of the enormously popular young adult series "A Series of Unfortunate Events, " takes over as editor for this volume. He will work with the students of 826 Valencia and 826 Michigan writing labs to compile new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and other category-defying gems, ensuring that "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").
About the Author
DANIEL HANDLER is the author of the novels The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs and, most recently, Why We Broke Up, a collaboration with award-winning illustrator Maira Kalman that won a Michael J. Printz Honor. Under the name Lemony Snicket he has written the bestselling series All the Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies and was the basis of a feature film. Snicket is also the creator of several picture books, including the Charlotte Zolotow Award-winning The Dark, illustrated by Jon Klassen. His newest picture book is 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy, illustrated by Lisa Brown. He lives with his family in San Francisco.
LEMONY SNICKET had an unusual education, which may or may not explain his ability to evade capture. He is the author of the 13 volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, several picture books, including The Dark, and the All the Wrong Questions series. His most recent collaboration with Seth is File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents, a collection of 13 mini-mysteries set in Stain'd-by-the-Sea.