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The Freedom Writers Diary Summary
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The Freedom Writers Diary Summary

Plot Summary

Erin Gruwell is a first-year English teacher at Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Although she was a student teacher at Wilson High the year before, this year she would teach on her own. Not only would she teach on her own, as a teacher with little to no seniority, she was given the "unteachable" students, those who are more concerned with gang activity and matters of "turf," rather than the study of Shakespeare, subjects and predicates.

Wilson High is located in a so-called "safe" neighborhood in Long Beach, California, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Its "safe" location, makes it a desirable educational institution, so much so that many students will take two to three buses just to get to that particular school. This means that wealthy students will attend classes along side poor kids from the projects. Gruwell states that every race, religion...

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