Academics at the University of Birmingham in the UK have discovered two pages from the Quran that could be among the oldest in the world. The manuscript appears to date back to the mid-7th century and the time of the Prophet Muhammad himself.
The Library of Congress tapped Gene Luen Yang to be the the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Yang is the very first graphic novelist to be named to the post. Here are five of his favorite books.
Yiyun Li didn't speak English until her early 20s when she moved to the United States. Now she's an acclaimed writer but only writes in English. The World's Carol Hills profiles the author and her first novel, The Vagrants.