The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary

by

Erin Gruwell

Teachers and parents! Struggling with distance learning? Our Teacher Edition on The Freedom Writers Diary can help.

The Freedom Writers Diary: Part VI: Diary 79 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
This student feels lucky at having a secure life filled with love, but feels solidarity with her/his classmates, many of whom have harrowing life stories to tell. S/he hopes that they can follow the Freedom Riders’ path and show their passion for tolerance and diversity by going to meet Richard Riley in Washington, D.C. S/he hopes that, by speaking out, they can make adults aware of their pain, and convince people of the validity of their message.
This student demonstrates that the Freedom Writers group is more than the sum of its parts, as the bonds that the students have formed among each other encourage them to stand up for the entire group and, more generally, for the good of society.
Themes
Race, Ethnicity, and Tolerance Theme Icon
Education and Healing Theme Icon
Family and Home Theme Icon
Violence, War, and Death  Theme Icon