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Erin Gruwell

Erin Gruwell, the Freedom Writers, and her nonprofit organization, The Freedom Writers Foundation, have received many awards, including the prestigious Spirit of Anne Frank Award. They have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Primetime, Good Morning America, and The View, and more. Erin Gruwell is also a charismatic motivational speaker who spreads her dynamic message to students, teachers, and business people around the world. She lives in southern California.

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The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher's Guide
Written by Erin Gruwell and The Freedom Writers
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | October 2007
$23.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2696-6 (0-7679-2696-X)

Designed for educators by the teacher who nurtured and created the Freedom Writers, this standards-based teachers’ guide includes innovative teaching techniques that will engage, empower, and enlighten.
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... Read more

Teach with Your Heart
Written by Erin Gruwell
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1584-7 (0-7679-1584-4)

In this passionate, poignant, and deeply personal memoir and call to arms, Erin Gruwell, the dynamic young teacher who nurtured a remarkable group of high school students from Long Beach, California, who called themselves the Freedom Writers, picks up where The Freedom Writers Diary—and the hit movie The Freedom Writers—left off... Read more

The Freedom Writers Diary
Written by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$14.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-385-49422-9 (0-385-49422-X)

Straight from the front line of urban America, the inspiring story of one fiercely determined teacher and her remarkable students.

As an idealistic twenty-three-year-old English teacher at Wilson High School in Long beach, California, Erin Gruwell confronted a room of “unteachable, at-risk” students. One day she intercepted a note with an ugly... Read more

Teaching Hope
Written by The Freedom Writers and Erin Gruwell, Foreword by Anna Quindlen
Broadway Books | Trade Paperback | August 2009
$16.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-3172-4 (0-7679-3172-6)

“There are lives lost in this book, and there are lives saved, too, if salvation means a young man or woman begins to feel deserving of a place on the planet. . . . What could be more soul-satisfying? These are the most influential professionals most of us will ever meet. The... Read more