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.
Host Lisa Mullins talks with The World's book critic, Chris Merrill, about two Chinese novels recently out in English translations: the books are "Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out" by Mo Yan, and "Wolf Totemï¿½ by Jiang Rong.
A UNESCO project went online today. It's the World Digital Library. It's a collaboration among libraries and cultural institutions around the world that are making some of their treasures available on line. The World's Alex Gallafent has the story.
Israeli President Shimon Peres; He's been in Israeli politics for more than half a century. Turns out, that whole time, he's also been writing poems. And some of those poems have now been set to music. Daniel Estrin has today's Global Hit.