Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Freedom Writers, Aug. 18

Goose Creek High School teacher, Mahwish McIntosh, will sign Teaching Hope:  Stories from the Freedom Writer Teachers  at Blue Bicycle Books on Tues., Aug. 18, 5 – 7 pm.

Two years ago, Mahwish (pronounced Meh-vish) trained with Erin Gruwell and other educators in Long Beach, Cal. Gruwell was portrayed by Oscan-winning actress Hilary Swank in the 2007 movie Freedom Writers.

Teaching Hope is a collection of short testimonies from McIntosh and other Freedom Writer teachers, about their experiences with using Gruwell’s journaling techniques in the classroom. (To protect the privacy of her sttudents, her essay is anonymous.)

Come join us for a reception and reading.

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