The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle

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New York City. Our hopes and dreams of a better live revolves around this place. Jeannette and Lori plan to leave for this brighter future. Their plan was for Lori to leave after she graduates, graduate college, and then get a place for the both of them. The two of them, including Brian, who was not part of the escape plan but wanted to see his sisters succeed, chipped in whenever he could. Lori would paint posters for people, Jeannette would babysit, and Brian would clear bush for people. Once they had a substantial fund, Rex stole it all, and blamed his kids for not living him. The plan was going to fail, but a teacher that Jeannette was babysitting for, was moving away. Jeannette oranged for the family to take Lori to help them get moved in with their kids, and buy a bus ticket for Lori to go to New York City.

Storyboard Text

  • Jeanette and Laurie talk about New York and think about a plan for Laurie to go there after she graduates and Jeanette to come a little after. They decide they need to start saving money now. 
  • To earn and save money, Laurie paints posters for people at school. 
  • To earn and save money, Jeanette babysits children. She also helps kids at school by doing their homework. 
  • And, even though Brian is not included in the plan, he also helps by moving and taking care of other people's lawns. 
  • One day close to graduation, Jeanette finds the piggy bank with all the money gone. She knew dad had to have stole all the money. Dad claims he did nothing. 
  • After Dad stole the money, Jeanette struggled to find a way to help Laurie get to New York. Mrs. Sanders, one of the parent she babysits for offered for the summer, to go with them and babysit and then have a bus ticket back to Welch. Jeanette decides that Laurie can go instead and she can get a bus ticket to New York. Mrs. Sanders agrees and Laurie leaves after graduating. 
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