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The Freedom Writers Diary (20th Anniversary Edition) - by The Freedom Writers & Erin Gruwell (Paperback)

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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.
  • About the Author: Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers continue to share their stories with students and teachers from around the globe through their nonprofit, the Freedom Writers Foundation.
  • 448 Pages
  • Social Science, Minority Studies

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A previous edition of this book was published: Broadway Books, 1999.



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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.



About the Author



Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers continue to share their stories with students and teachers from around the globe through their nonprofit, the Freedom Writers Foundation. They are the subject of the 2019 public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart, and the 2007 feature film Freedom Writers, starring Hilary Swank. Gruwell lives in Long Beach.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inches (W) x 1.1 Inches (D)
Weight: .75 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Minority Studies
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Format: Paperback
Author: The Freedom Writers & Erin Gruwell
Language: English
Street Date: October 12, 1999
TCIN: 11830092
UPC: 9780385494229
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8210
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship weight: 0.75 pounds
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 1 reviews

Good book

5 out of 5 stars
Soccermom10 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
The book is a very good book but I feel you need to watch the movie first to understand the book.
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