idealist prevailed in the end.
|1990:||Erin Gruwell married Scott Casey on August 16, 1990; their marriage lasted 4 years till August 16, 1994.|
|1994:||Gruwell began student teaching in 1994 at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California.|
|1998:||In 1998, after teaching for only four years, Gruwell left Wilson High School and became a Distinguished Teacher in Residence at California State University, Long Beach.|
|1999:||The Freedom Writers Diary written by Erin Gruwell was first published on October 12, 1999.|
|2008:||Teach with Your Heart: Lessons I Learned from The Freedom Writers written by Erin Gruwell was first published on January 15, 2008.|
|2009:||Teaching Hope: Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers and Erin Gruwell written by Erin Gruwell was first published on August 18, 2009.|