Section 5 Summary

Junior Year: Fall 1996

School starts tomorrow and Ms. Gruwell is just now leaving France for America; she will no doubt be exhausted tomorrow. She taught several summer classes at National University so she could afford this trip to visit Miep and Zlata, among other things. She brought them gifts from her students, and is bringing back many keepsakes and materials from her trip to show her students. These tokens are part of her plan to bring world literature to life, but this year she must do the same with American literature. Erin Gruwell knows last year will be a difficult year to beat.

One new student in Ms. G’s class is particularly thankful to be here. She used to be a kind of...

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