Wednesday, January 23, 2008

And They Said, "Yes, Let's Make the Cover Look Like a 1985 Tampon Commercial!"

So, my 9th graders are studying short stories right now. And I, being the kind teacher that I am, like to try and find my students reading material that is, well, better than the crap they have in the ages-old textbooks at school. So I checked out what was available online and found a few promising options. One of these books was entitled Sixteen: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults and at 99 cents, I figured who could go wrong?

Note To Self: if a book is 99 cents online and doesn't offer a cover picture, who knows what you are getting yourself into.

This is what came in the mail today:



Alice said...

hahahahahahaha. That is so stinkin' funny. Are the stories any good?

Make sure you don't show your students the cover before they read the stories. I know my 9th grade self wouldn't have given it a chance. Really, I am not sure I would give it a chance today.

thanks for the laugh :) It was worth .99 cents.

Blackeyedsue said...


He is too sexy for his shorts. GAG!

Lanie Painie said...

my advice, go to the dollar store and get some wicked-ugly contact paper to cover your shame. lol

When was that published??