A review by shamelesslyash
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


I had to read this for a class I’m taking and I kind of rolled my eyes but I ended up really liking this book. Long Beach is only a 10 minute drive from my house so I’m familiar with the area. I grew up in the 90s so I wasn’t a teenager nor did I know much of what was going on but wow there was a lot.

The Freedom Writers tell it like it is without sugarcoating it. This was a real look into what was happening in the early to mid 90s.