The students of today tell their stories of adversity and growth in letters to the original Freedom Writers—authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Freedom Writers Diary—who write supportive and powerful letters in response.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The 20th anniversary edition of the story of an incredible group of students and the teacher who inspired them, featuring updates on the students’ lives, and new journal entries.
This 2007 Paramount Feature Film stars Hillary Swank, Patrick Dempsy, Imelda Staunton, and Mario. It tells the story of how 150 Long Beach kids and their teacher used writing to change themselves and the world around them. It’s based on the New York Times Bestselling book, The Freedom Writers Diary.
2018 Emmy Award Winning Documentary
It’s 1994 and Long Beach, California is a racially divided community. Inside the classroom, Erin Gruwell encounters hostility and racial divisions between students. Follow a teacher’s journey to change the lives of her students in this award-winning documentary.
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Marketing & Digital Media
Prolonged Exposure to Facebook Makes You Hate Your Life
Facebook is like a happy family album, with people posting positive updates and inspirational affirmations. But is all this happiness making us unhappy?
Posting on Instagram Was Taking Over My Life
As a yoga teacher, I started using Instagram to track my practice. But creating content started to feel like a performance, not a practice. Something had to change.
Innovation & Technology
Corporate Innovation Guide
Learn why innovation is important for success, how to develop an innovation strategy, the importance of company culture, and how to leverage the expertise within your organization to shape the future of your industry.
Recession-Proof Business Guide
Recessions are inevitable, but they don’t have to be a death sentence for your business. In fact, they can bring a sense of strength and innovation to the organizations strong enough to weather the storm.
Startups & Entrepreneurship
Why Recession is the Best Time to Launch a Startup
Recession can be a tough envoronment for any business, and it challenges entrepreneurs to start lean, cash-savvy, innovative, and resilient built-to-last businesses.
Ditch the Cube and Become Your Own Boss
Pamela Slim, author of Cubicle Nation, wants to set you free. Consider her advice for opting out of corporate life.