The Freedom Writers Diary is a non-fiction work that was created by Erin Gruwell’s students while she was in her first year of teaching English at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. While teaching, Erin notices the racial intolerance among her students and begins to educate them by studying events such as the Holocaust and reading literature like The Diary of Anne Frank. She encourages the students to keep a diary of the events in their own lives as they make the journey from freshman to senior. The entries are numbered and anonymous, but come together to create a powerful story.
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