πŸ“’ Author : The Freedom Writers
πŸ“’ Publisher : Broadway Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007-04-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 320
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0767928334
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Shocked by the teenage violence she witnessed during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Erin Gruwell became a teacher at a high school rampant with hostility and racial intolerance. For many of these students–whose ranks included substance abusers, gang members, the homeless, and victims of abuse–Gruwell was the first person to treat them with dignity, to believe in their potential and help them see it themselves. Soon, their loyalty towards their teacher and burning enthusiasm to help end violence and intolerance became a force of its own. Inspired by reading The Diary of Anne Frank and meeting Zlata Filipovic (the eleven-year old girl who wrote of her life in Sarajevo during the civil war), the students began a joint diary of their inner-city upbringings. Told through anonymous entries to protect their identities and allow for complete candor, The Freedom Writers Diary is filled with astounding vignettes from 150 students who, like civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders, heard society tell them where to go–and refused to listen. Proceeds from this book benefit the Freedom Writers Foundation, an organization set up to provide scholarships for underprivieged youth and to train teachers.


πŸ“’ Author : Erin Gruwell
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008
πŸ“’ Pages : 265
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780767915847
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Erin Gruwell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Broadway
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007
πŸ“’ Pages : 245
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780767926966
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : A practical handbook for educators by the creator of The Freedom Writers Foundation introduces the innovative teaching techniques and unconventional strategies used successfully in her own classroom to inspire, encourage, and nurture even those students deemed "un-teachable." Original. 15,000 first printing.


πŸ“’ Author : Erin Gruwell
πŸ“’ Publisher : Broadway Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2008-09-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 208
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0767932196
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : 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 Writers Diary, Erin 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 β€œun-teachable” graduated from Wilson High School): from her very successful β€œtoast 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 teachers’ guide will become the essential go-to manual for teachers who want to make a difference in their pupils’ lives and create students who will make a difference. From the Trade Paperback edition.


πŸ“’ Author : Darrius Garrett
πŸ“’ Publisher : Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 162563580X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Zlata Filipovic
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
πŸ“’ Pages : 197
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0143036874
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : A chronicle of the war in Sarajevo from a child's perspective details the author's struggle for survival and a normal life in a chaotic nation from 1991 through 1993, revealing how an innocent life of piano lessons and birthday parties was transformed into horrifying days of food shortages, friends dying, and hiding out in a neighbor's cellar during bombings. Reissue.


πŸ“’ Author : Stanton Samenow
πŸ“’ Publisher : Broadway Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-11-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780804139915
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.


πŸ“’ Author : The Freedom Writers
πŸ“’ Publisher : Broadway Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-08-18
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780307589217
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : β€œThere 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 effects of their work will last forever.” –from the foreword by Anna Quindlen Now depicted in a bestselling book and a feature film, the Freedom Writers phenomenon came about in 1994 when Erin Gruwell stepped into Room 203 and began her first teaching job out of college. Long Beach, California, was still reeling from the deadly violence that erupted during the Rodney King riots, and the kids in Erin’s classroom reflected the anger, resentment, and hopelessness of their community. Undaunted, Erin fostered an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, tolerance, and communication, and in the process, she transformed her students’ lives, as well as her own. Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers went on to establish the Freedom Writers Foundation to replicate the success of Room 203 and provide all students with hope and opportunities to realize their academic potential. Since then, the foundation has trained more than 150 teachers in the United States and Canada. Teaching Hope unites the voices of these Freedom Writer teachers, who share uplifting, devastating, and poignant stories from their classrooms, stories that provide insight into the struggles and triumphs of education in all of its forms. Mirroring an academic year, these dispatches from the front lines of education take us from the anticipation of the first day to the disillusionment, challenges, and triumphs of the school year. These are the voices of teachers who persevere in the face of intolerance, rigid administration, and countless other challenges, and continue to reach out and teach those who are deemed unteachable. Their stories inspire everyone to make a difference in the world around them. From the Trade Paperback edition.


πŸ“’ Author : Frank Bonham
πŸ“’ Publisher : Turtleback
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1999-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 190
πŸ“’ ISBN : 061311499X
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Fiction

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Rainbow Rowell
πŸ“’ Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-09-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 448
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781250030962
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Young Adult Fiction

SYNOPSIS : #1 New York Times bestselling author! In Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl, Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan, but for Cath, being a fan is her life-and she's really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it's what got them through their mother leaving. Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere. Cath's sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can't let go. She doesn't want to. Now that they're going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn't want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She's got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words . . . And she can't stop worrying about her dad, who's loving and fragile and has never really been alone. For Cath, the question is: Can she do this? Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind? A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 A New York Times Best Seller!