I hope this is in the right category. If not, feel free to move.
Anyway, I mentioned to @STORMS a few days ago that I’m going to be teaching Pop Kids to my college students this fall. I taught an excerpt last fall, but have decided to teach the whole book this time around. I thought maybe I could carry the discussion over to here. I am doing a lot of research and lesson planning for it and would love to share it with you guys if there would be any interest.
The discussion for my class would be 6-7 class periods (two classes a week, so like 3-4 weeks). It doesn’t have to be that long here, but it could be if you want. I am teaching it after teaching Lolita, so I won’t start discussion until late September/early October (plenty of time to get your hands on the book and maybe do a quick, shallow read). I’m teaching the two books juxtaposed due to content (the theme of the class is the exploitation and over-sexualization of youth in the media). We do NOT have to read the book for those themes. It could be a total open discussion, a place to break the book down in anticipation for the next book that Davey spoke so highly of when I met him.
I just thought I would toss the idea out there. If you’re interested, I know the official Pop Kids site has links to Amazon and BnN for the books as well as direct order through them. They also have digital versions.
Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.