In this lesson, students read about and discuss the banning of books from schools and libraries, and what some young people and adults are doing to challenge it.

Alan Shapiro reviews two books by Adam Hochschild about injustices and those who fought to end them.

Alan Shapiro reviews Stephen Kinzer's compelling account of "America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq."

Alan Shapiro appreciates the book about Greg Mortenson, the man who builds schools and bridges of understanding with people in the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Our ever-inquiring curriculum writer Alan Shapiro suggests books, articles, and a blog that are sure to sharpen your thinking.