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The Freedom Writers diary : how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them

Author: Erin Gruwell; Freedom Writers.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, [2006]
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Movie tie-in edView all editions and formats
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As an idealistic twenty-three-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Erin Gruwell confronted a room of "unteachable, at-risk" students. One day she intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature, and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust - only to be met by uncomprehending looks ... With powerful entries from the students' own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Gruwell; Freedom Writers.
ISBN: 9780767924900 0767924908
OCLC Number: 76921488
Notes: "Now a major motion picture from Paramount Pictures. Starring Hilary Swank"--Cover.
Excerpt from Gruwell's forthcoming book Teach with your heart: p. [280]-290.
Description: xvii, 292 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Freshman year, Fall of 1994 --
Freshman year, Spring 1995 --
Sophomore year, Fall 1995 --
Sophomore year, Spring 1996 --
Junior year, Fall 1996 --
Junior year, Spring 1997 --
Senior year, Fall 1997 --
Senior year, Spring 1998.
Responsibility: the Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell ; foreword by Zlata Filipovic.

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As an idealistic twenty-three-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Erin Gruwell confronted a room of "unteachable, at-risk" students. One day she intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature, and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust - only to be met by uncomprehending looks ... With powerful entries from the students' own diaries and a narrative text by [her, this book] is an uplifting, unforgettable example of how hard work, courage, and the spirit of determination changed the lives of a teacher and her students.-Back cover.

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