Dangerous Minds was first published as My Posse Don't Do Homework and it is a true story, based on the experiences of a teacher who taught from her heart and not the textbook. The movie is a Hollywood version, complete with stereotypes and fictional "dramatic touches." It's a nice movie, and perhaps it inspired some kids to do their homework -- if so, that's great. But the movie is not the true story, so if you are going to review the book, be sure to review the book. I think it's a pretty good book, but I have met the author and heard her speak. Anybody who has heard her speak knows that she cares most of all about kids.