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Darrius Garrett

5 out of 5

Actor, Author, Motivational Speaker & Original Freedom Writer

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 Darrius Garrett Biography

A student ignored, now a voice heard around the world -- In a few short years, author, actor, songwriter, motivational speaker and freedom writer Darrius Garrett transitioned from the 'hood to humanitarian, reaching heights he once could only imagine. As an inner-city youth of Long Beach, Calif., Garrett could easily have become a product of his environment but rose instead to become a pillar of his community. He became a New York Times best selling author at a young age when he co-wrote "The Freedom Writers Diary," which inspired the 2007 movie "The Freedom Writers" starring Hilary Swank. In the film, Garrett was portrayed as the heart-wrenching character Marcus. He also wrote the song "Change" for the movie's soundtrack.

As a freedom writer, Garrett was co-recipient of the Spirit of Anne Frank Award, the Crystal Apple Award and other honors. He has shared his story with the likes of Miep Gies, the Dutch woman who hid Anne Frank; former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley; and singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. The story has also been featured on segments on "Primetime Live with Connie Chung," The Oprah Winfrey Show" and NPR as well as in articles in the L.A. Times, the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Associated Press. Garrett's recent works include a book of poetry titled "Poetic Thoughts" and the soon-to-be published "Diary of a Freedom Writer: The Experience." He frequently speaks to at-risk youth in schools and detention centers, as well as educators, social workers, business-people and politicians. Motivating his audiences with his story of hope, tolerance and action, Garrett encourages them to become the fire that ignites change.

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Diary of a Freedom Writer

Diary of a Freedom Writer

Poetic Thoughts

Poetic Thoughts

The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them

The Freedom Writers Diary Publisher: Broadway

The Freedom Writers Diary Publisher: Broadway

Speaking Topics
  • Bullying

  • Drugs

  • Gangs

  • Success

  • Entrepreneurship

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Darrius Garrett

5 out of 5

Actor, Author, Motivational Speaker & Original Freedom Writer

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Darrius Garrett Biography

A student ignored, now a voice heard around the world -- In a few short years, author, actor, songwriter, motivational speaker and freedom writer Darrius Garrett transitioned from the 'hood to humanitarian, reaching heights he once could only imagine. As an inner-city youth of Long Beach, Calif., Garrett could easily have become a product of his environment but rose instead to become a pillar of his community. He became a New York Times best selling author at a young age when he co-wrote "The Freedom Writers Diary," which inspired the 2007 movie "The Freedom Writers" starring Hilary Swank. In the film, Garrett was portrayed as the heart-wrenching character Marcus. He also wrote the song "Change" for the movie's soundtrack.

As a freedom writer, Garrett was co-recipient of the Spirit of Anne Frank Award, the Crystal Apple Award and other honors. He has shared his story with the likes of Miep Gies, the Dutch woman who hid Anne Frank; former U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley; and singer/actor/activist Harry Belafonte. The story has also been featured on segments on "Primetime Live with Connie Chung," The Oprah Winfrey Show" and NPR as well as in articles in the L.A. Times, the Long Beach Press-Telegram and the Associated Press. Garrett's recent works include a book of poetry titled "Poetic Thoughts" and the soon-to-be published "Diary of a Freedom Writer: The Experience." He frequently speaks to at-risk youth in schools and detention centers, as well as educators, social workers, business-people and politicians. Motivating his audiences with his story of hope, tolerance and action, Garrett encourages them to become the fire that ignites change.

Darrius Garrett Videos

  • After Leaving the Freedom Writer House
  • Darrius Garrett featured on [email protected]
  • Clips of Darrius Garrett Speaking @ ICEARY Conference in Bloomington,IL.

Darrius Garrett Books

Darrius Garrett Speaking Topics

  • Bullying

  • Drugs

  • Gangs

  • Success

  • Entrepreneurship

FAQs on booking Darrius Garrett

  • How to book Darrius Garrett?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Darrius Garrett for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Darrius Garrett, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Darrius Garrett or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Darrius Garrett?

    Booking fees for Darrius Garrett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darrius Garrett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Darrius Garrett?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darrius Garrett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darrius Garrett for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Darrius Garrett or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Darrius Garrett or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Darrius Garrett is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Darrius Garrett for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Darrius Garrett generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Coach Ken Carter, Erin Gruwell, Neal Petersen, Sheldon Yellen and Dr. Ken Druck. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Darrius Garrett for an upcoming event.

Darrius Garrett Speaker Videos

  • After Leaving the Freedom Writer House
    Darrius Garrett featured on [email protected]
  • Clips of Darrius Garrett Speaking @ ICEARY Conference in Bloomington,IL.
    Darrius Garrett introduction video - YouTube
  • Erin Gruwell on Freedom Writer Darrius Garrett - YouTube

Darrius Garrett Speaking Topics

  • Bullying

  • Drugs

  • Gangs

  • Success

  • Entrepreneurship

Darrius Garrett News

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