Section 8 Summary

Senior Year: Spring 1998

The Freedom Writers have won the Spirit of Anne Frank Award for their commitment to confront and end discrimination and violence in their community. Unfortunately, they have to go to New York in ten days to accept it. Ms. Gruwell goes to New York and meets with the organization; while she is there, the newspaper reruns the Freedom Writers' story. Upon her return, she finds many messages of support for the group, including offers for television appearances, and plans to see if they will help her students to New York.

A corporate sponsor, GUESS?, is going to send forty-five Freedom Writers to New York. One student finds it odd that a company that does not know her is...

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