Hilary Swank stars in this story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they’ve always needed – a voice. Swank plays Erin Gruwell, the real-life teacher at Long Beach’s Wilson High who inspired her students to overcome the gangs that divided them and the education system that forgot them. Based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary and supported by a cast of first-time actors who drew from their actual experiences on the street, Gruwell teaches us all an important lesson about tolerance and trust.
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Author and former literary agent John Hodgman gives tips on how to make it as a writer. Find out why writing what you know may not be enough. Join the BOOKD forum on Goodreads: www.goodreads.com All three of Hodgman’s books, THE AREAS OF MY EXPERTISE, MORE INFORMATION THAN YOU REQUIRE and THAT IS ALL, are now available in the COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE box set. BOOKD is a series brought to you by THNKR that explores game-changing books through the insights and opinions of engaging personalities. Follow @THNKR on Twitter for the latest! Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com Check out what we’re into on Tumblr: thnkrtv.tumblr.com Photo of John Hodgman courtesy of David Shankbone. The views expressed in this video only represent those of the participants. They do not necessarily represent the views or endorsement of @radical.media LLC or any other party involved in the production and distribution of THNKR.
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