Jeannette Walls Lecture

Here is a lecture Jeannette Walls did for Purdue University

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Hobart Street

Homelessness

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

 

 

Recent Interview with Jeannette Walls

Here is a 2013 interview with Jeannette Walls with the New York Times. A definite read for those wondering how Jeannette and her family get on now.

Walls Family Pictures

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

Young Jeannette

Young Lori

Young Brian

Young Maureen

93 Little Hobart Street

 

Walls Family Wanderings

Someone at Tripline. net was kind enough to map out the travels of the itinerant Walls family! Check it out:

Jeannette Walls

Here’s an interview Jeannette Walls gave with Gothamist.

It has some interesting insight from Walls as she talks about her family’s reaction to the book, how insight from readers as made her look at her family, and some thought provoking thoughts about luck.

The Glass Castle

March Madness? Why not March Memoir? We are going to readĀ The Glass CastleĀ  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.

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