In 1994 in Long Beach, California, Erin Gruwell has been accepted to teach English for at-risk students at Woodrow Wilson High Schoola once highly acclaimed school which has declined since voluntary integration had been enforced and where racial tensions have increased since the Los Angeles riots two years prior. Erin struggles to form a connection with her students and observes numerous fights between some of them, who are in rival gangs.
|keywords||1992 los angeles riots abuse anne frank arcade game arrest attack break cambodian convenience store dark room demographics of cambodia draw drive-by shooting erin gruwell evict field trip gang member help her own high school student holocaust holocaust survivor kill latin americans los angeles riots lose miep gies museum of tolerance nazi racial tension shoot store owner train woodrow wilson woodrow wilson classical high school woodrow wilson high school|
|producer||Danny DeVito Michael Shamberg Stacey Sher|
|productionCompany||Jersey Group MTV Films|
|theme||activists biographical biographical drama hood race and ethnicity|