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    The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them (Hardback) By (author) The Freedom Writers, With Erin Gruwell, Foreword by Zlata Filipovic

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    DescriptionShocked 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. Proceeds from this book benefit the Freedom Writers Foundation, an organization set up to provide scholarships for underprivieged youth and to train teachers


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    Title
    The Freedom Writers Diary
    Subtitle
    How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) The Freedom Writers, With Erin Gruwell, Foreword by Zlata Filipovic
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 292
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780756983642
    ISBN 10: 0756983649
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    BIC subject category V2: JNA
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    Libri: I-ED
    DC22: 305.235
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: EDU038000
    DC21: 305.235
    BIC subject category V2: JNKS
    LC subject heading:
    Publisher
    Perfection Learning
    Imprint name
    Perfection Learning
    Publication date
    01 December 2006