The Freedom Writers Diary  20th Anniversary Edition  Book
Score: 4
From 67 Ratings

The Freedom Writers Diary 20th Anniversary Edition


  • Author : The Freedom Writers
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2007-04-24
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767928335

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The Freedom Writers Diary 20th Anniversary Edition Excerpt :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic story of an incredible group of students and the teacher who inspired them, featuring updates on the students’ lives, new journal entries, and an introduction by Erin Gruwell Now a public television documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart In 1994, an idealistic first-year teacher in Long Beach, California, named Erin Gruwell confronted a room of “unteachable, at-risk” students. She had intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust. She was met by uncomprehending looks—none of her students had heard of one of the defining moments of the twentieth century. So she rebooted her entire curriculum, using treasured books such as Anne Frank’s diary as her guide to combat intolerance and misunderstanding. Her students began recording their thoughts and feelings in their own diaries, eventually dubbing themselves the “Freedom Writers.” Consisting of powerful entries from the students’ diaries and narrative text by Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary is an unforgettable story of how hard work, courage, and determination changed the lives of a teacher and her students. In the two decades since its original publication, the book has sold more than one million copies and inspired a major motion picture Freedom Writers. And now, with this twentieth-anniversary edition, readers are brought up to date on the lives of the Freedom Writers, as they blend indispensable takes on social issues with uplifting stories of attending college—and watch their own children follow in their footsteps. The Freedom Writers Diary remains a vital read for anyone who believes in second chances.

Diary of a Freedom Writer Book

Diary of a Freedom Writer


  • Author : Darrius Garrett
  • Publisher : Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 162563580X

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Diary of a Freedom Writer Excerpt :

Survivor... a word continuously thought of when reading this memoir. Upon the release of The Freedom Writers Diary and film adaptation starring Hilary Swank in 2007, New York Times bestselling author Darrius Garrett realized that both book and movie tell the Freedom Writer Story as a whole, but not on a personal level. During speaking engagements, the same questions always surface: 'Did Ms. Gruwell change you? How did you make it out of the gang life? What stopped you from killing yourself?' Darrius's answers are inside. Diary of a Freedom Writer takes you on a journey beyond the classrooms to the treacherous streets of Long Beach, California. An innocent little boy born in poverty and raised in a violent environment, Darrius became a product of the streets, written off by the school and judicial systems alike, growing up in an environment full of gangs and drugs. He spent his life searching for a father figure until he became a Freedom Writer, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and finally a father himself. His story is that of a man realizing his experiences are what made him the man he has been seeking to be all his life. Upon beating the odds, Diary of a Freedom Writer serves as proof that Darrius's story of struggle, life, change, and hope will uplift, educate, encourage, and inspire.

The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher s Guide Book
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher s Guide


  • Author : Erin Gruwell
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2008-09-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767932196

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The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher s Guide Excerpt :

A standards-based teacher’s guide from the educator behind the #1 New York Times bestseller The Freedom Writers Diary, with innovative teaching techniques that will engage, empower, and enlighten. Don’t miss the public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart In response to thousands of letters and e-mails from teachers across the country who learned about Erin Gruwell and her amazing students in The Freedom Writers Diary and the hit movie Freedom Writers, Gruwell and a team of teacher experts have written The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher’s Guide, a book that will encourage teachers and students to expand the walls of their classrooms and think outside the box. Here Gruwell goes in depth and shares her unconventional but highly successful educational strategies and techniques (all 150 of her students, who had been deemed “unteachable,” graduated from Wilson High School in Long Beach, California): from her very successful “toast for change” (an exercise in which Gruwell exhorted her students to leave the past behind and start fresh) to writing exercises that focus on the importance of journal writing, vocabulary, and more. In an easy-to-use format with black-and-white illustrations, this teacher’s guide will become the essential go-to manual for teachers who want to make a difference in their pupils’ lives.

Teach with Your Heart Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

Teach with Your Heart


  • Author : Erin Gruwell
  • Publisher : Crown Publishing Group (NY)
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767915847

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Teach with Your Heart Excerpt :

The author describes her life and work as a teacher and advocate for at-risk youngsters, introducing the principles and practices of her innovative educational program designed to teach tolerance through literature and writing.

Zlata s Diary Book
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Zlata s Diary


  • Author : Zlata Filipovic
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-02-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0143036874

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Zlata s Diary Excerpt :

The child's diary that awakened the conscience of the world When Zlata’s Diary was first published at the height of the Bosnian conflict, it became an international bestseller and was compared to The Diary of Anne Frank, both for the freshness of its voice and the grimness of the world it describes. It begins as the day-to-day record of the life of a typical eleven-year-old girl, preoccupied by piano lessons and birthday parties. But as war engulfs Sarajevo, Zlata Filipovic becomes a witness to food shortages and the deaths of friends and learns to wait out bombardments in a neighbor’s cellar. Yet throughout she remains courageous and observant. The result is a book that has the power to move and instruct readers a world away.

Arab in America Book
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Arab in America


  • Author : Toufic El Rassi
  • Publisher : Last Gasp
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 0867196734

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Arab in America Excerpt :

The Arab American author uses a graphic novel format to provide a fictional account of his childhood experiences in the United States.

Anne Frank Book

Anne Frank


  • Author : Anne Frank
  • Publisher : Novel Units, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1999-03
  • Genre: Teaching
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 1561376078

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Anne Frank Excerpt :

The compelling diary of a young girl on the brink of maturity as her life draws to toward its tragic end -- one of the most moving and vivid documents of the Jewish experience.

The Secret Holocaust Diaries Book
Score: 4
From 57 Ratings

The Secret Holocaust Diaries


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-03-21
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 1414341776

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The Secret Holocaust Diaries Excerpt :

The author documents her experiences during World War II through a secret diary she kept during her time in a concentration camp and the years following the war.

Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Book
Score: 4
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Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging


  • Author : Pierre-Marie Robitaille
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-12-31
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387496481

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Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Excerpt :

The foundation for understanding the function and dynamics of biological systems is not only knowledge of their structure, but the new methodologies and applications used to determine that structure. This volume in Biological Magnetic Resonance emphasizes the methods that involve Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It will interest researchers working in the field of imaging.

1 001 Pearls of Teachers  Wisdom Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

1 001 Pearls of Teachers Wisdom


  • Author : Erin Gruwell
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2011-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616082581

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1 001 Pearls of Teachers Wisdom Excerpt :

Over 400 pages packed with quotations, inspiration, humor, and wisdom on the art of teaching.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl  EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition  Book

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition


  • Author : Harriet A. Jacobs
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Release Date : 2008-11-05
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442901445

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl EasyRead Super Large 20pt Edition Excerpt :

Books for All Kinds of Readers Read HowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Our 7 different sizes of EasyRead are optimized by increasing the font size and spacing between the words and the letters. We partner with leading publishers around the globe. Our goal is to have accessible editions simultaneously released with publishers' new books so that all readers can have access to the books they want to read. To find more books in your format visit www.readhowyouwant.com

The Freedom Writers Diary Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

The Freedom Writers Diary


  • Author : Erin Gruwell
  • Publisher : Broadway
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 9780767926966

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The Freedom Writers Diary Excerpt :

Percy is incredibly accident-prone, and holds the dubious record of the most accidents. Percy has had a small rivalary with Harold, however, they are always willing to help each other when in trouble.

Poor Richard s Almanac for 1850 52 Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Poor Richard s Almanac for 1850 52


  • Author : Benjamin Franklin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1849
  • Genre: Almanacs
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015003684985

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Durango Street Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Durango Street


  • Author : Frank Bonham
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 061311499X

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For use in schools and libraries only. Rufus Henry, a young parolee, jeopardizes his life when he refuses to cooperate with the neighborhood street gang.

Gigantic Book of Teacher s Wisdom Book

Gigantic Book of Teacher s Wisdom


  • Author : Erin Gruwell
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
  • Release Date : 2007-10-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 808
  • ISBN 10 : 1602391777

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Gigantic Book of Teacher s Wisdom Excerpt :

A collection of over 3,000 entries from hundreds of professors, scholars, politicians, and celebrities who offer thoughts on the art of teaching and the acquisition of knowledge.