Here is a lecture Jeannette Walls did for Purdue University
The Walls’ itinerant nature brings up an important point about homelessness. So I thought I would share some stories and statistics to give people a basis as to what homeless people in America face today. This would be extra credit reading as it were and won’t actually apply to our discussion of the book
Family Homeless Facts – Green Doors
Surveys Show Homeless Kids, Families On The Rise – Stephanie Dickrell
Hidden Homeless: Some Valley Families, Students Struggle – Marcia Moore
Supporting Teens and Families in Crisis – Nina Shapiro
Homeless and Hoarding – Leah Sottle
Bill Offers Day-Care Subsidies to Families With Homeless Kids – MacKenzie Riggs
In Baltimore Schools, Free Meals for All – Erica L. Green
Concentration of Public School Students Eligible for Free or Reduced-Price Lunch – National Center for Education Statistics
That Homeless Man You Stepped Over Is My Dad – Abigail Haworth
Sorry for the pause in posts, folks. Took my own vacation last week. Not quite the kind the Walls family would take but still nice all the same. Here are some picture I found off of a MySpace account held by Jeannette Walls of her family.
Rex and Rose Mary Walls
93 Little Hobart Street
March Madness? Why not March Memoir? We are going to read The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls for our March 28th discussion
If you have a friend who wants to join the discussion they can pick up a copy from the Circulation Desk. They don’t need to call and sign up. Getting the book gives me an idea for numbers.