The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary

by

Erin Gruwell

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The Freedom Writers Diary: Part VIII: Diary 121 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
This student announces that the Freedom Writers are getting published. She describes her own dream of being a published writer, a passion that her stepfather actively fueled. When he learned that they were being published by Doubleday, an important publishing company, he was proud that she was entering the list of African-American female writers.
This student sees publication as a dream come true and a means to make society more diverse, as it shows that her voice—as a young African-American student—is just as worthy of being heard as that of other important literary figures published by Doubleday.
Themes
Race, Ethnicity, and Tolerance Theme Icon
Education and Healing Theme Icon