Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

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

by , ,

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 ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $16.21

Change currency

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

Overall customer rating: 5.000
Gloria B

Inspiring!

by Gloria B on Oct 21, 2010

Having taught in the inner city, this is an inspiring book to any teacher who is up for the challenge of working with this kind of youth. The author tells of her fears, failures and successes with inner city youth in Long Beach, CA. Although it is a bit dated, it shows what a dedicated teacher can do with students who are expected to fail.

Read more...
1966
by 1966 on Sep 4, 2009

Interesting book for young adult entering a multi cultural high school.

HeyTeacher

Read It Like It Is

by HeyTeacher on Jul 16, 2007

This is an incredible and inspiring realistic book. As a teacher I am always on the lookout for something that will interest me and my students. I found this book last Christmas break. I ordered the book and read it the next day. My students related to and identified with the characters in the book. I had students who told me that they had goosebumps while reading the diary entries because it was so close to home to them. I never had any trouble getting the students to read the book. I highly recommend that it be a part of the school curriculum. This book planted the seeds of becoming better young adults through examples of courage, trust, understanding, and tolerance. I intend to use this book every year. Sure the language is rough in a few places, but students loved being able to read it out loud and not get in trouble. It was part of the hook for me....telling it like it is in language the students could relate to and understand. Erin Gruwell inspired me to not be afraid and keep standing up for what I believe in and most of all "doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do". Just like Eva in the book, her courage was untouchable and inspirational. This one character was a lesson in itself. The book is written in diary entries making it easy to start and stop. It is also written in such a way that even reading challenged students could read an entry without being embarrassed. This is a terrific book that every teacher should read. It is straight from the heart.

Read more...
Love it or hate it? Review it now

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

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

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

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!