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The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

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ISBN13: 9780385494229
ISBN10: 038549422x
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Shocked by the teenage violence she witnessed during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Erin Gruwell became a teacher at a high school rampant with hostility and racial intolerance. For many of these students–whose ranks included substance abusers, gang members, the homeless, and victims of abuse–Gruwell was the first person to treat them with dignity, to believe in their potential and help them see it themselves. Soon, their loyalty towards their teacher and burning enthusiasm to help end violence and intolerance became a force of its own. Inspired by reading The Diary of Anne Frank and meeting Zlata Filipovic (the eleven-year old girl who wrote of her life in Sarajevo during the civil war), the students began a joint diary of their inner-city upbringings. Told through anonymous entries to protect their identities and allow for complete candor, The Freedom Writers Diary is filled with astounding vignettes from 150 students who, like civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders, heard society tell them where to go–and refused to listen.

Proceeds from this book benefit the Freedom Writers Foundation, an organization set up to provide scholarships for underprivieged youth and to train teachers

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ERIN GRUWELL, the Freedom Writers, and her nonprofit organization have received many awards,  including the prestigious Spirit of Anne Frank Award, and have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Prime Time Live, Good Morning America, and The View, to name a few. All 150 Freedom Writers went on to graduate from Wilson High. She lives in Long Beach, California.

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In this inspiring book, Erin Gruwell and her "unteachable, at-risk" students set out on a life-changing, eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against ignorance, misunderstanding, and the negative forces in their own lives. Beginning with their study of The Diary of Anne Frank and the Holocaust, the Freedom Writers seek out heroes in the wider world. As their writing projects develop, the students strive to become their own heroes.

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jacquelinesacnhez21, October 14, 2010 (view all comments by jacquelinesacnhez21)
OH MY GOD, I JUST SAW THIS MOVIE TODAY AND GOT TOLD IT WAS A TRUE LIFE STORY AND I GOT IN SHOCK THIS MOVIE ITS SO SO WONDERFUL. AT THE BEGINNIG WAS SAD BUT IN THE MIDDLE GETTING BETTER AND THE LAST PART WAS SO COOL WHEN THE TEACHER G , GOT TO STAY WITH HER KIDS (STUDENTS) THATS THE WAY SHE USE TO CALLED THEM WHEN THEY WERE WITH HER AT THE CLASS OMG AND THE PRINCIPAL OF THAT SCHOOL I DIDNT LIKE HER AT ALL SHE WAS MEAN WITH HER SHE WAS JELAUS OF HER WOW I REALLY WITH ALL MY HEART I CONGRATS YOU"LL ALL THIS STORY WAS THE MOST AWSOME I WISH I HAD SUFFICIENT MONEY TO BY YOUR BOOK BUT ICANT AT THE MOMENT BUT SOMEDAY I WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO GET ONE.. AND I WISH U GUYS COULD COME TO OUR CLASS AT PALOMAR COLLEGE IN SAN MARCOS CA AT OUR CLASS ON P-1 CLASS WOW I GOT TOLD BY OUR TEACHER THAT WE MAY TO A PETTITION TO U GUYS TO COME TO VISIT US , WE HAVE TO RAISE MONEY JUST LIKE U GUYS DID ONE TIME TO SE THE AUTHOR OF ONE OF THE STORY'S U READ.. WOW HAVE A WONDERFULL LIFE ... AND GOD BLESS U ALL I REALLY LOVE U ALL ... GREAT STORY....TRUE LIFE STORY .....
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babyfly569, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by babyfly569)
I thought it was a well written book.
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radikalRAD, November 2, 2008 (view all comments by radikalRAD)
I hate the ending and if I were to rewrite the story, I would have ended the story by separating the students and the teacher. My reason for that is we need to constantly keep moving forward.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385494229
Author:
Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell
Publisher:
Main Street Books
With:
Gruwell, Erin
Foreword by:
Filipovic, Zlata
Foreword:
Filipovic, Zlata
Author:
Gruwell, Erin
Author:
Freedom Writers
Author:
The Freedom Writers
Author:
Freedom Writers
Author:
The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
Author:
The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
Author:
Filipovic, Zlata
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Adolescence
Subject:
Teenagers
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Toleration
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Adolescence - General
Subject:
Life Stages - Adolescence
Subject:
Teenagers -- United States.
Subject:
Toleration -- United States.
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.22x5.57x.86 in. .68 lbs.

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Product details 336 pages Main Street Books - English 9780385494229 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , ERIN GRUWELL, the Freedom Writers, and her nonprofit organization have received many awards,  including the prestigious Spirit of Anne Frank Award, and have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Prime Time Live, Good Morning America, and The View, to name a few. All 150 Freedom Writers went on to graduate from Wilson High. She lives in Long Beach, California.
"Synopsis" by , In this inspiring book, Erin Gruwell and her "unteachable, at-risk" students set out on a life-changing, eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against ignorance, misunderstanding, and the negative forces in their own lives. Beginning with their study of The Diary of Anne Frank and the Holocaust, the Freedom Writers seek out heroes in the wider world. As their writing projects develop, the students strive to become their own heroes.
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