Jul 03, 2008 · An Indiana teacher who used a much lauded bestseller, The Freedom Writers Diary, to try to inspire under-performing high-school students has been suspended from her job without pay for 18 months.

Freedom Writers - YouTube May 12, 2012 The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Oct 12, 1999 Erin Gruwell - Freedom Writers Movie - The Real Story Erin originally met with director Richard LaGravenese in 2000 after he first saw a story about the book The Freedom Writers Diary on the TV news show "Primetime Live". "I then read the book of diaries written by the students," says LaGravenese, "and immediately called my producer, Stacey Sher, and told her that this was a project we had to do."

The freedom writers decided that they were going to put all their diary entries together and call it An American Diary… Voices from an Undeclared War. The students decided to expose the diary because they wanted someone to listen to them, except they didn’t know who. Ms. Gruwell had mentioned Richard Riley the secretary of Education.

All 150 Freedom Writers have graduated from high school and are now attending college.With powerful entries from the students' own diaries and a narrative text by Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary is an uplifting, unforgettable example of how hard work, courage, and the spirit of determination changed the lives of a teacher and her students.

Freedom writers by Erin Gruwell, was a fantastic yet very emotional book. This book is about one teacher that changed 150 teens life's, through the powerful art of writing. Freedom Writers is composed of diary entries of Erin Gruwell and some of her students at Wilson high. This book takes you into the very lives of a teacher and her students.

Family and Home Theme in The Freedom Writers Diary | LitCharts LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Freedom Writers Diary, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. The family life of Ms. Gruwell ’s students impacts them well beyond the boundaries of their home. While some students benefit from strong parent support and feel encouraged to pursue their education, many