The Freedom Writers Diary

The Freedom Writers Diary

by

Erin Gruwell

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The Freedom Writers Diary: Zlata’s Letter Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Zlata writes Ms. Gruwell’s class a letter in which she thanks them for the warm memories they have given her. She thanks them for their friendship and understanding, telling them they are heroes. She also thanks them for what they are doing for Bosnia, and wishes them well.
As when Ms. Gruwell’s students met Zlata, what has struck Zlata from this meeting is the friendship and sense of shared experience that she has drawn from it. True heroes, she suggests, are those who fight for what they believe in, in a way that is open to listening to other people’s experiences.
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