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January 27th, 2007, 12:08 PM
Not sure if this is actually the place to post about this book. However, since it was very inspiring I thought I would take a chance. This book is now a movie. I haven't seen the movie however, the book is great. The book is a bunch of diary entries from about 150 students who started out in the reject freshman english class and became the Senior class that everyone was inspired from. The teacher inspired this students and gave them the encouragment and love that they need to succeed in life.

The diary entries are very harsh and very detailed. All I can say is have a box of tissues next to you.

January 27th, 2007, 01:02 PM
Yes, I need more coffee!:swoon:

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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.

I haven't read it yet. Thank you for the suggestion!

January 28th, 2007, 09:32 AM
Not a problem about the suggestion. Thank you for posting the book cover. This is the book that I was actually speaking of. I should have inserted the book cover when I first started the thread.

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January 28th, 2007, 01:04 PM
I have to have visuals snicker...

Thanks you!:notworthy:

February 1st, 2007, 12:31 AM
Not a problem. It does help to give a look at the cover. It helps people when they are looking for the book in the store.

June 4th, 2007, 01:08 PM
Was this movie a big hit? I don't remember ever hearing about it. And from the snyposis here, I would have definitely been interested. I will have to see if I can't find the book.

June 4th, 2007, 01:53 PM
My son went and saw it and loved it. Said it was really good. Sorry, I didn't go and see it. But he has great taste..just like his mom:winkiss:

June 4th, 2007, 11:14 PM
oh I need to get the video for sure and cannot wait to see it ...but I know it is good just not had a chance yet for it ... is on my to do list though.


June 14th, 2007, 06:37 PM
It was an excellant movie. I was very interested to see that it really wasn't like the book. The book was more detailed and in depth. However, it was a very good movie. You will need the tissues for the movie as well.