The Freedom Writers Diary 20th Anniversary Edition

The Freedom Writers Diary  20th Anniversary Edition
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Author: The Freedom Writers,Erin Gruwell
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780767928335
Release: 2007-04-24
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The twentieth anniversary edition of the classic story of an incredible group of students and the teacher who inspired them, featuring updates on the students’ lives, new journal entries, and an introduction by Erin Gruwell Now a public television documentary, Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart In 1994, an idealistic first-year teacher in Long Beach, California, named Erin Gruwell confronted a room of “unteachable, at-risk” students. She had intercepted a note with an ugly racial caricature and angrily declared that this was precisely the sort of thing that led to the Holocaust. She was met by uncomprehending looks—none of her students had heard of one of the defining moments of the twentieth century. So she rebooted her entire curriculum, using treasured books such as Anne Frank’s diary as her guide to combat intolerance and misunderstanding. Her students began recording their thoughts and feelings in their own diaries, eventually dubbing themselves the “Freedom Writers.” Consisting of powerful entries from the students’ diaries and narrative text by Erin Gruwell, The Freedom Writers Diary is an unforgettable story of how hard work, courage, and determination changed the lives of a teacher and her students. In the two decades since its original publication, the book has sold more than one million copies and inspired a major motion picture Freedom Writers. And now, with this twentieth-anniversary edition, readers are brought up to date on the lives of the Freedom Writers, as they blend indispensable takes on social issues with uplifting stories of attending college—and watch their own children follow in their footsteps. The Freedom Writers Diary remains a vital read for anyone who believes in second chances.

Teaching Hope

Teaching Hope
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Author: The Freedom Writers,Erin Gruwell
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307589217
Release: 2009-08-18
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Incredible stories of struggle, redemption, and the power of education from the teachers taught by Erin Gruwell and the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Freedom Writers Diary Don’t miss the public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart “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 documented in a bestselling book, feature film, and public television documentary, 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 800 teachers around the world. 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.

Zlata s Diary

Zlata s Diary
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Author: Zlata Filipovic,Christina Pribichevich-Zoric
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780140374636
Release: 1995-01-05
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The bestselling diary of 10-year-old Zlata, intelligent and articulate, who writes regularly in her diary about her everyday life in Sarajevo.

Teach with Your Heart

Teach with Your Heart
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Author: Erin Gruwell
Pages: 265
ISBN: 9780767915847
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher s Guide

The Freedom Writers Diary Teacher s Guide
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Author: Erin Gruwell,The Freedom Writers
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780767932196
Release: 2008-09-16
Editor: Crown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A standards-based teacher’s guide from the educator behind the #1 New York Times bestseller The Freedom Writers Diary, with innovative teaching techniques that will engage, empower, and enlighten. Don’t miss the public television documentary Freedom Writers: Stories from the Heart 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 and the hit movie Freedom Writers, 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 “unteachable,” graduated from Wilson High School in Long Beach, California): from her very successful “toast 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 teacher’s guide will become the essential go-to manual for teachers who want to make a difference in their pupils’ lives.

Anne Frank

Anne Frank
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Author: Anne Frank
Pages: 283
ISBN: 0812415086
Release: 1993-06-01
Editor: Perfection Learning

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The classic text of the diary Anne Frank kept during the two years she and her family hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic is a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit.

Diary of a Freedom Writer

Diary of a Freedom Writer
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Author: Darrius Garrett
Pages: 224
ISBN: 162563580X
Release: 2013
Editor: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Prisoner B 3087

Prisoner B 3087
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Author: Alan Gratz,Ruth Gruener,Jack Gruener
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780545520713
Release: 2013-03-01
Editor: Scholastic Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

10 concentration camps. 10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly. It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face. As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner -- his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087. He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will -- and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside? Based on an astonishing true story.

Durango Street

Durango Street
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Author: Frank Bonham
Pages: 190
ISBN: 061311499X
Release: 1999-01-01
Editor: Turtleback

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground
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Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780486114996
Release: 2012-03-05
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Darkly fascinating short novel depicts the struggles of a doubting, supremely alienated protagonist in a world of relative values. Embraces moral, religious, political, and social themes. Authoritative Constance Garnett translation. New introduction.

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov
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Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Pages: 890
ISBN: 9781513268217
Release: 2020-10-06
Editor: Graphic Arts Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Three brothers and their relations in 19th century Russia provide the base for a sweeping epic overview of human striving, folly and hope. First published in 1880, The Brothers Karamazov is a landmark work in every respect. Revolving around shiftless father Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov are the fates of his three sons, each of whom has fortunes entwined with the others. The eldest son, Dimitri, seeks an inheritance from his father and becomes his rival in love. Ivan, the second son, is so at odds with the world that he is driven near to madness, while the youngest, Alexi, is a man of faith and a natural optimist. These personalities are drawn out and tested in a crucible of conflict and emotion as the author forces upon them fundamental questions of morality, faith, reason and responsibility. This charged situation is pushed to its limit by the addition of the unthinkable, murder and possible patricide. Using shifting viewpoints and delving into the minds of his characters, Dostoevsky adopted fresh techniques to tell his wide-reaching story with power and startling effectiveness. The Brothers Karamazov remains one of the most respected and celebrated novels in all literature and continues to reward readers beyond expectation. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Brothers Karamazov is both modern and readable.

Ladder to the Moon

Ladder to the Moon
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Author: Maya Soetoro-Ng
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780763666675
Release: 2013-03-26
Editor: Candlewick Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of President Obama, comes a lyrical story relaying the loving wisdom of their late mother to a young granddaughter she never met. (Ages 4-8) Features an audio read-along performed by the author! Little Suhaila wishes she could have known her grandma, who would wrap her arms around the whole world if she could, Mama says. And one night, Suhaila gets her wish when a golden ladder appears at her window, and Grandma Annie invites the girl to come along with her on a magical journey. In a rich and deeply personal narrative, Maya Soetoro-Ng draws inspiration from her mother’s love for family, her empathy for others, and her ethic of service to imagine this remarkable meeting. Evoking fantasy and folklore, the story touches on events that have affected people across the world in our time and reaffirms our common humanity. Yuyi Morales’s breathtaking artwork illuminates the dreamlike tale, reminding us that loved ones lost are always with us, and that sometimes we need only look at the moon and remember.

SPQR A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR  A History of Ancient Rome
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Author: Mary Beard
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781631491252
Release: 2015-11-09
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlisted for the Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) A San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Gift Guide Selection A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic). In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome "with passion and without technical jargon" and demonstrates how "a slightly shabby Iron Age village" rose to become the "undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean" (Wall Street Journal). Hailed by critics as animating "the grand sweep and the intimate details that bring the distant past vividly to life" (Economist) in a way that makes "your hair stand on end" (Christian Science Monitor) and spanning nearly a thousand years of history, this "highly informative, highly readable" (Dallas Morning News) work examines not just how we think of ancient Rome but challenges the comfortable historical perspectives that have existed for centuries. With its nuanced attention to class, democratic struggles, and the lives of entire groups of people omitted from the historical narrative for centuries, SPQR will to shape our view of Roman history for decades to come.

1 001 Pearls of Teachers Wisdom

1 001 Pearls of Teachers  Wisdom
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Author: Erin Gruwell
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781510710900
Release: 2016-03-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

1,001 Pearls of Teachers’ Wisdom is a fun and inspirational book packed with words of wisdom on the art of teaching. With more than three thousand entries, it includes thoughts on the art of teaching from hundreds of teachers, professors, authors, and politicians. Quotes are drawn from a wide variety of sources, from the ancient to the modern. Among the contributors are Aristotle, the Buddha, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, Helen Keller, Freud, Albert Einstein, Gandhi, Winston Churchill, and John Lennon. The late Frank McCourt, celebrated author of Angela’s Ashes and a veteran educator, provides an inspiring introduction. Now in paperback, this portable treasure trove will make a perfect gift for a teaching school graduate, a favorite teacher, or anyone with a passion for learning and education.

Take That Nursing Home and Shove It

Take That Nursing Home and Shove It
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Author: Susan B. Geffen
Pages: 370
ISBN: 0984216014
Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author, a U.S. elder law attorney, uses real-life examples to illustrate how to evaluate current nursing home practices and policies, along with alternative care and associated living choices available for older adults; includes appendices with a nursing home visit evaluation checklist for prospective residents and their family and home care licensing guidelines by state.

The New Learning Commons where Learners Win

The New Learning Commons where Learners Win
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Author: David V. Loertscher,Carol Koechlin,Sandi Zwaan
Pages: 132
ISBN: UOM:39015082717854
Release: 2008
Editor: Hi Willow Research & Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Examines the function and role of school libraries and computer labs. Considers how these resources are used differently than intended because they have been organization-based rather than client-based.

What Is It About Me You Can t Teach

What Is It About Me You Can t Teach
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Author: Eleanor Renee Rodriguez,James Bellanca,Deborah Rosalia Esparza
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781506345710
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Corwin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now in its third edition, this powerful book features timely new content from innovative schools and teachers, focusing on reaching struggling students. The authors illuminate how to raise student achievement by upholding high expectations, while teaching with cultural responsiveness. Discover how to: Lead all students to deeper learning, grounded in critical thinking, creative problem solving, communication, collaboration—and the “5th C,” cultural awareness Support the latest standards for college and career readiness and English Language Proficiency/Development Incorporate technology into teaching and learning in innovative ways, adaptable to varying resource levels Implement K-12 lesson plans that support individualized, project-based learning

Teaching To Transgress

Teaching To Transgress
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Author: Bell Hooks
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781135200015
Release: 2014-03-18
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gigantic Book of Teacher s Wisdom

Gigantic Book of Teacher s Wisdom
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Author: Erin Gruwell
Pages: 788
ISBN: 1602391777
Release: 2007-10-17
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of over 3,000 entries from hundreds of professors, scholars, politicians, and celebrities who offer thoughts on the art of teaching and the acquisition of knowledge.

Mad Flights

Mad Flights
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Author: Robert Lunday
Pages: 72
ISBN: 9780912592473
Release: 2002-01-01
Editor: Robert Lunday

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Robert Lunday graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, he received his M.A. from the University of Houston, where he is now finishing work toward a Ph.D. He has received two fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, a Writer-in-Residence Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a PEN/Brazos Bookstore Prize, and a Barthelme/Inprint Fellowship for nonfiction. Drawing upon his intense lyrical imagination, the poet’s rich, rhythmic narratives tell of mystery, sorrow and love in this collection of poems that strike a chord and resonate deeply.