The widely hailed documentary about a French teacher and his elementary class is a paean to conformity, says reviewer Maxine Phillips.

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."

These two recent children's books (grades K-12) present a positive opportunity to open up discussions of the Iraq war with students. Both tell the story of Alia Muhammed Baker, the chief librarian of Basra, Iraq, who saved 30,000 books from Basra's library before it burned during the U.S. invasion...