The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary

How A Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

eBook - 2007
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic story of an incredible group of students and the teacher who inspired them, featuring updates on the students' lives, new journal entries, and an introduction by Erin Gruwell

Now a public television documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart

In 1994, an idealistic first-year teacher in Long Beach, California, named Erin Gruwell confronted a room of "unteachable, at-risk" students. She had intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust. She was met by uncomprehending looks--none of her students had heard of one of the defining moments of the twentieth century. So she rebooted her entire curriculum, using treasured books such as Anne Frank's diary as her guide to combat intolerance and misunderstanding. Her students began recording their thoughts and feelings in their own diaries, eventually dubbing themselves the "Freedom Writers."

Consisting of powerful entries from the students' diaries and narrative text by Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary is an unforgettable story of how hard work, courage, and determination changed the lives of a teacher and her students. In the two decades since its original publication, the book has sold more than one million copies and inspired a major motion picture Freedom Writers . And now, with this twentieth-anniversary edition, readers are brought up to date on the lives of the Freedom Writers, as they blend indispensable takes on social issues with uplifting stories of attending college--and watch their own children follow in their footsteps. The Freedom Writers Diary remains a vital read for anyone who believes in second chances.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2007], c1999.
ISBN: 9780767928335
0767928334
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Additional Contributors: Gruwell, Erin

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Fseumanutafa07
Nov 05, 2019

Sexual Content: Unfortunately, some students were exposed to sexual abuse and wrote about the hardship in their diaries.

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Fseumanutafa07
Nov 05, 2019

Violence: students who come from rough neighborhoods are exposed to violence. The students simply shared their reality in their diaries.

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Fseumanutafa07
Nov 05, 2019

Coarse Language: a few curse words are used but it's a reality the students were journaling.

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qwel
Oct 15, 2012

Violence: A reality.

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qwel
Oct 15, 2012

Coarse Language: Has quite a few swears, but it's really worth it.

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Keep_On_Rockin
Dec 20, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Fseumanutafa07
Oct 22, 2019

As a homeschooling parent, the unorthodox approach of this teacher is reaffirming and just brilliant!!! Love this read!!

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Kala_Jackson
Dec 27, 2012

is this book as good s the actully movie and i think it s and its not like hunger game how it doent relate but this book it do and you will love it i know it kinda sounds bad because it all differrent kind but all people shoul read it ... and you all will love itand it will make you cry and it is sad but i think teens should read this cause there is alot of this stuff that is going on now and we all need to get along!!!!!!!!!!!

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qwel
Oct 15, 2012

This book was AWESOME!!!!!!
I would recomend it for all teens.
It made me cry, laugh, and everything in between. :)

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