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Post Bulletin
     February 14, 2019      #82-45 PB1 1
Austin students hear from real-life Freedom Writer
Austin students hear from real-life Freedom Writer Manny Scott

By John Molseed

As an author and speaker, Manny Scott knows the power of words.

Talking to students at Austin High School on Wednesday, it wasn’t his words he was concerned about.

“Your words have the power to keep people living or push someone over the edge,” he told about 1,500 students assembled in the Knowlton Auditorium.

Scott grew up in a drug- and gang-infested neighborhood in Long Beach, Calif. His father was incarcerated; Scott dropped out of school at age 14 and had lived in 26 places by age ...

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John joined the Post Bulletin in May 2018. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 2004 with a BA in Journalism and Japanese. Away from the office, John plays banjo, brews beer, bikes and is looking for other hobbies that begin with the letter âb.â