The Word Series

Props to Novel-T, which has created a lineup of American literature-inspired T-shirts. The baseball-themed shirts feature iconic characters and writers, like Hester Prynne, Moby-Dick and Captain Ahab, Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, and writers Whitman, Poe, and Thoreau. Each “jersey” features an icon befitting the player, like a whale (duh), a Captain’s “C,” paintbrushes, and a raft. My favorite is the international “no” circle/slash for Bartleby the Scrivener, who would, of course, “prefer not to.” Clever, clever stuff. English teacher squee out of control, basically.

Even better, Novel-T donates $1 of the purchase price of each shirt to 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills. Now that’s a team I can get behind!

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