Thursday, October 30, 2008

FWD ~ Follow-Up Read

Because I read The Freedom Writers Diary last year, I didn't read it with the Book Buddies in September. But I had hoped to read Erin Gruwell's memoir Teach With Your Heart: Lessons I Learned From the Freedom Writers instead.

As is more often than not the case in my life at present, I was running behind schedule - so I didn't get to Teach With Your Heart until October. I did want to let those who enjoyed The Freedom Writers Diary know that I enjoyed Teach With Your Heart just as well. It's the same story but more from Gruwell's viewpoint than from the students'. (I've posted a brief review on my book blog.)


Bonnie Jacobs said...

Thanks for the update, Alison.

Leigh Russell said...

I belong to a small reading circle, just a few friends. It's a lovely excuse to get together and I've read a lot of books I'd never have come across without recommendations from the group members.

Since becoming a fully fledged author, I don't always manage to finish the book we're reading before the meeting. I don't think the friend who organises us all has realised my guilty secret yet...