Author Jeannette Walls will speak at the 2015 Rainbow Days “Pot of Gold” luncheon on April 24 at the Hilton Anatole. Yes, that’s Jeannette Walls of The Glass Castle — one of the books temporarily suspended (and then un-suspended) by HPISD. Paramount Pictures announced in March 2013 that they had picked up the book for a film version starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Anyway, the luncheon and silent auction raises money for children living in poverty and adversity.
“Jeannette’s nomadic childhood of living out of the family car or in rundown houses with her siblings, alcoholic father, and mentally unstable mother, as captured in her memoir, is similar to the situations of many of the children we serve,” the statement reads.