It’s 1994 and Long Beach, California is a racially divided community filled with drugs, gang warfare and homicides. Inside the classroom, Erin Gruwell encounters hostility and racial divisions between students. The struggle and strife on the streets has carried into the school halls. Follow a teacher’s journey to change the lives of her students.

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