The Freedom Writers diary : how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them
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New York : Broadway Books, [2009].
ISBN
9780385494229, 038549422X
Lexile measure
900L
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Format
Book
Edition
Tenth anniversary edition.
Physical Desc
xvii, 314 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 6.4, 15 Points
Lexile measure
900

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General Note
A previous edition of this book was published: Broadway Books, 1999.
Description
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.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,6.4,15,119161.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Freedom Writers., Gruwell, E., & Filipović, Z. (2009). The Freedom Writers diary: how a teacher and 150 teens used writing to change themselves and the world around them. Tenth anniversary edition. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Freedom Writers, Erin. Gruwell and Zlata. Filipović. 2009. The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. New York: Broadway Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Freedom Writers, Erin. Gruwell and Zlata. Filipović, The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. New York: Broadway Books, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Freedom Writers., Erin Gruwell, and Zlata Filipović. The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them. Tenth anniversary edition. New York: Broadway Books, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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