A review by rachelp
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them, by Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers


This book is a compilation of journal entries written by Erin Gruwell's 150 high school students. The book starts when they are freshmen and continues through their senior year and graduation. The students are "high risk" students. Students no one had faith in, except their teacher, "Mrs. G." They all take great strides, and while no one, not even their own families, expected them to make it to their senior year, the students strive to change not only their own lives, but also the world around them.