"Glee" Actor Donates Autographed Books to Hazelwood School District During Recent Tour Stop
Book lovers in the Hazelwood School District have a new reason to be full of glee when they go to the school library.
Actor Chris Colfer, famous for his role on the popular TV show “Glee,” has donated several autographed copies of his best-selling trilogy, “The Land of Stories,” to the Hazelwood School District. The 24-year-old actor and author stopped at the St. Louis County Library headquarters in July as part of a national book tour to promote “A Grimm Warning,” his third installment of the trilogy. The previous two books of the series are “The Wishing Spell” and “The Enchantress Returns.”
When learning about Colfer’s stop in St. Louis, East High School choir director Robert Swingler reached out to the actor’s agent and publicist to request the donation for the District. The 39 donated books will be distributed to schools throughout Hazelwood School District as part of its literacy initiatives.
When asked about donating the books, Colfer said, “I am honored to support literacy in public schools and happy that these books are going to the Hazelwood School District.”
Chris Colfer is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and Golden Globe-winning actor. He was honored as a member of the TIME 100, Time magazine’s annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world.
Above is one of the copies of Colfer’s book that he donated to the Hazelwood School District. Below, Colfer autographs a school chair, similar to the ones used on the set of the TV show “Glee.”