Diary of a Freedom Writer: The Experience

Diary of a Freedom Writer: The Experience[Epub] ❧ Diary of a Freedom Writer: The Experience Author Darrius Garrett – Heartforum.co.uk Survivor a word continuously thought of when reading this memoir Upon the release of The Freedom Writers Diary and film adaptation starring Hilary Swank in , New York Times bestselling author Darrius Survivor a word continuously thought of when a Freedom PDF/EPUB ã reading this memoir Upon the release of The Freedom Writers Diary and film adaptation starring Hilary Swank in , New York Times bestselling author Darrius Garrett realized that both book and movie tell the Freedom Writer Story as a whole, but not on a personal level During speaking engagements, the same questions always surface Did Ms Gruwell change you How did you make it out of the gang life What stopped you from killing yourself Darrius s answers are Diary of Epub / insideDiary of a Freedom Writer takes you on a journey beyond the classrooms to the treacherous streets of Long Beach, California An innocent little boy born in poverty and raised in a violent environment, Darrius became a product of the streets, written off by the school and judicial systems alike, growing up in an environment full of gangs and drugs He spent his life searching for a father figure until he became a Freedom Writer, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and finally a father himself His story is of a Freedom Epub Þ that of a man realizing his experiences are what made him the man he has been seeking to be all his life Upon beating the odds, Diary of a Freedom Writer serves as proof that Darrius s story of struggle, life, change, and hope will uplift, educate, encourage, and inspire.

In a few short years, author, songwriter, a Freedom PDF/EPUB ã motivational speaker and freedom writer Darrius Garrett transitioned from the hood to humanitarian, reaching heights he once could only imagine As an inner city youth of Long Beach, Calif Garrett could easily have become a product of his environment but rose instead to become a pillar of his community He became a New York Times bestselling author at a young age when he co wrote The Freedom Writers Diary, which inspired the movie The Freedom Writers starring Hilary Diary of Epub / Swank In the film, Garrett was portrayed as the heart wrenching character Marcus He also wrote the song Change for the movie s soundtrackAs a freedom writer, Garrett was co recipient of the Spirit of Anne Frank Award, the Crystal Apple Award and other honors He has shared his story with the likes of Miep Gies, the Dutch woman who hid Anne Frank former US Secretary of Education Richard Riley and singer actor activist Harry Belafonte The story has also been featured on segments on Primetime Live of a Freedom Epub Þ with Connie Chung, The Oprah Winfrey Show and NPR, as well as in articles in the LA Times, the Long Beach Press Telegram and the Associated Press Garrett s recent works include a book of poetry titled Poetic Thoughts and the soon to be published Diary of a Freedom Writer The Experience He frequently speaks to at risk youth in schools and detention centers, as well as educators, social workers, businesspeople and politicians Motivating his audiences with his story of hope, tolerance and action, Garrett encourages them to become the fire that ignites change.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Diary of a Freedom Writer: The Experience
  • Darrius Garrett
  • English
  • 13 May 2018

10 thoughts on “Diary of a Freedom Writer: The Experience

  1. Marcus Anderson says:

    I got the opportunity to read this book as an eBook today So I made it a point to get on here and give a review I love this book My opinion is that its better than the original Book Freedom Writers Diary only because i felt bad for the students in the book,and at times I felt there was unnecessary cursing in some stories then I watched the movie and became a fan of the Freedom Writers But mostly I would say that I bonded with the character Marcus as we share the same first name..lol but als I got the opportunity to read this book as an eBook today So I made it a point to get on here and give a review I love this book My opinion is that its better than the original Book Freedom Writers Diary only because i felt bad for the students in the book,and at times I felt there was unnecessary cursing in some stories then I watched the movie and became a fan of the Freedom Writers But mostly I would say that I bonded with the character Marcus as we share the same first name..lol but also his story was amazing in the movie Then I received a tweet that Marcus is really the original Freedom Writer Darrius Garrett and the link to his new book So with much interest I bought the eBook for like 10.00 and I m glad I did so as it was well worth it I thought the movie was good but Mr Garrett book is amazing What I seen in the movie is small compared to the stories he told in his new book I am a youth leader here at my community center and I thought of each of my kids as I read Mr Garrett s story Great Job Mr Garrett you get 5 stars from me as well as I will buy a hard copy as well to share this with the young people in my youth group.Keep doing what you are doing sir

  2. Jamie Robinson says:

    This was such an enlightening and inspirational book The author wrote from the heart and I could see the face of Marcus from the film as I read this book The story about his life and the behind the scene story of the Freedom Writer experience was captivating I have become a true fan of Mr Garretts writing and plan to tell everyone that I can about how great this book is as I feel this book just as many others will be one of the hands down greatest memoirs written that slip through the crac This was such an enlightening and inspirational book The author wrote from the heart and I could see the face of Marcus from the film as I read this book The story about his life and the behind the scene story of the Freedom Writer experience was captivating I have become a true fan of Mr Garretts writing and plan to tell everyone that I can about how great this book is as I feel this book just as many others will be one of the hands down greatest memoirs written that slip through the cracks and stays under the radar because of who the author is as well as the misconception that people will think its just the same story they have read in the previous book and seen in the movie but its so far from the truth.I appreciate the fact that the book didn t have an unlimited amount of cursing in it as you can see the maturity and growth of this young man as the chapters progresses Unlike other books this is authentic and very real I heard him speak at a conference that I attended a few months ago and he talked about this book and its everything that he said it would be andI m glad I read it and I hope millions of other avid readers pick it up as well

  3. Julie Rodriguez says:

    I truly love this bookI appreciate the struggle that the Freedom Writer wrote about and his story of being homeless I can honestly see this being another Freedom Writer movie

  4. Sefakor Amaa says:

    Could not put it down compelling and relevant I was struck by the raw honesty of the struggle to survive against all odds In this autobiography of his life to this point and the Freedom Writers Experience , Darrius opens it up and speaks to souls of all ages Having purchased a pre release copy I have got to have a classroom set Well done Darrius your Mom is smiling and we are all proud of you.

  5. Bill Greenwald says:

    This was such an enlightening bookI can tell this young man wrote from the heart as I read I could see the face of the young man Marcus in from the film I truly enjoyed this book and plan to share with my students when the school year starts back I have so many Darrrius Garretts in my class that will be motivated by Mr Garrett story Great job sir.

  6. Jamia says:

    The Bomb.com

  7. Angie ~aka Reading Machine~ says:

    Many of us have probably seen the movie The Freedom Writers Yet how many of us have wonder about the people behind The Freedom Writers Diary of a Freedom Writer The Experience takes us on an in depth look into Darrius Garrett s life and how Erin Gruwell helped change not only his life but every member of The Freedom Writers I was always curious about the people behind The Freedom Writers When Darrius Garrett asked me to review his book I jumped at the opportunity.I found this book to be a wo Many of us have probably seen the movie The Freedom Writers Yet how many of us have wonder about the people behind The Freedom Writers Diary of a Freedom Writer The Experience takes us on an in depth look into Darrius Garrett s life and how Erin Gruwell helped change not only his life but every member of The Freedom Writers I was always curious about the people behind The Freedom Writers When Darrius Garrett asked me to review his book I jumped at the opportunity.I found this book to be a wonderful addition to The Freedom Writer movie I learned that everyday people can be truly special and remarkable in their own right too Diary of a Freedom Writer The Experience takes you on a journey of self discovery, hope, lost, heart break, and most of all happiness in yourself Definitely reading this book has made me look at my own life and wonder Can I dare to dream too The answer is yes I can dream too.I ll admit I m usually not a fan of biographies but I found this one too compelling not to read I ve asked myself several questions and now I m going to be searching for the answers to those questions I highly recommend this book to anyone who is curious about The Freedom Writers

  8. Emily says:

    I received this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway I was already familiar with the Freedom Writers story having seen the movie and also having had the opportunity to see Manuel Scott speak at an orientation for teachers Darrius Garrett s book presents a fresh perspective on the story and allows you to take a walk in the life of one of the Freedom Writers Not only does he take you into Erin Gruwell s classroom, but also offers you a behind the scenes look at what his life was li I received this book as part of a Goodreads First Reads giveaway I was already familiar with the Freedom Writers story having seen the movie and also having had the opportunity to see Manuel Scott speak at an orientation for teachers Darrius Garrett s book presents a fresh perspective on the story and allows you to take a walk in the life of one of the Freedom Writers Not only does he take you into Erin Gruwell s classroom, but also offers you a behind the scenes look at what his life was like outside the classroom His writing allows you to truly put yourself in his shoes and imagine what you would do in the situations he faces throughout the book I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the Freedom Writers story especially other educators It reminds us how important it can be to look beyond what we see in the classroom and to consider how a student s home life can impact their school experience

  9. Shereen Rafea says:

    Raw, simple and honest LOVED IT Facts this book is a memoir not a diary of one of the Freedom Writers see movie , Darrius It tells the story of a boy growing up under the influence of drugs and gang violence Then he meets a teacher who changes his life forever While the movie focused on the teacher and the class, this book is Darrius s chance to tell the worldof his personal story Terrific result A fast, yet effective read Darrius describes each stage in his life like a camera Raw, simple and honest LOVED IT Facts this book is a memoir not a diary of one of the Freedom Writers see movie , Darrius It tells the story of a boy growing up under the influence of drugs and gang violence Then he meets a teacher who changes his life forever While the movie focused on the teacher and the class, this book is Darrius s chance to tell the worldof his personal story Terrific result A fast, yet effective read Darrius describes each stage in his life like a camera zooming in on important milestones and moments He adds bursts of creativity here and there with poetry and reflections While the style did not always seem in sync to me past tense voice clashing with present tense , this little book is a beautiful story of surviving , perseverance and tolerance Oh and of course it s about the power of a great teacher

  10. Shauna Passic says:

    Authentic, raw, and inspirational I admire the courage that Mr Darrius Garrett had to not only share his story with the world, but to also rewrite the path he would take in life There were so many wonderful quotes that I underlined throughout the book that really made me think Thank you Darrius, for sharing your compelling and courageous story with us I love how you talked about how Faith kept you going in the end of the book Faith has been something I too have had to rely on throughout my Authentic, raw, and inspirational I admire the courage that Mr Darrius Garrett had to not only share his story with the world, but to also rewrite the path he would take in life There were so many wonderful quotes that I underlined throughout the book that really made me think Thank you Darrius, for sharing your compelling and courageous story with us I love how you talked about how Faith kept you going in the end of the book Faith has been something I too have had to rely on throughout my life I hope that you and your family have manyhappy new memories and dreams in your future God bless

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