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Maine West Independent Reading Group 2012-2013 (Gustavson)
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Des Plaines, IL | Started August 2012
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In this book Freedom Writers by Erin Gruel it was about how a young women named Erin that had become a teacher in California , she had decided that she dint want to be like the rest of the teachers she wanted to make a change for once and help teenagers as much as she could . Her dad thought that being a teacher wasn’t the best that she could of went to school and graduated to be someone better in life and some one more educational. She never got the support from her dad so she decided to show him wrong. She had changed every single person life that was in her class room all of the teachers that had been there for many years had been discussing and trying to get her to be difffernt and teach “normal” kids. Mrs. Erin had been teaching gang members , poor , kids that had an education of a fith grader . Every teacher would bet and say that by a month or so she would be gone but she dint quit she had decided to keep going even though her own students at the begging tried to teach her that life is hard that the outside world is like war there never peace people are resist and try to decide what you deserve based on you color. There were, gun shootings, fights, stabbing everything a school dint want graffiti on the walls on the desk she dint have that normal upper classes like the rest of the teacher had. She had token them to field trips to learn about the Holocaust they had never heard of that they had seen and compared there lifes with it read books and even had a guesss member come in and explain to them about the book m” Ann Frank “ how tough back them it had been hard that racist is everywhere . She had graduated her student and had kept teaching them all through freshmen and senor year even though she had to fight for that right because it was her first time teaching she had won the case. Even though she had went through the first roughest year she had changed people life has created her own movie and book and now its publish by reading all these journals in this book they make you think that not everybody that has a difficult life either dealing with other people at school or there own family members.
I like this book because it tells you how people deal with there lifes outside of school that you should think before you speak. Teachers are someone that are always going to help you push you hard enough so you can become someone in the future to not be the same person as your parents. Work hard and you well get somewhere in life.
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