About the Author
Erin Gruwell, the Freedom Writers, and her nonprofit organization, The Freedom Writers Foundation, have received many awards, including the prestigious Spirit of Anne Frank Award. They have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Primetime, Good Morning America, and The View, and more. Erin Gruwell is also a charismatic motivational speaker who spreads her dynamic message to students, teachers, and business people around the world. She lives in southern California.