Could a willingness to read more widely and deeply make Americans more open to each other, more willing to embrace difference?
Kids' Right to Read Project staff says that in November alone, the group investigated three times more incidents than usual.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Color Purple' says a life worth living must be fought for. 'You have to go wherever you need to go ... and place yourself there against the forces that would distort you and destroy you.'
The Israeli higher education committee for the West Bank approved accreditation of Ariel University Center today. One university president warns the move endangers Israel's 'next Nobel prize.'
Alice Walker says she objects to the publication of 'The Color Purple' in Hebrew by an Israeli publisher because of the country's treatment of Palestinians.
The Greek coastguard escorted a US boat seeking to join the Gaza flotilla back to port and said it will stop all other attempted departures. It looks like a big diplomatic victory for Benjamin Netanyahu.
A US contingent is bringing Arabic translations of a book about Martin Luther King Jr., saying they want to show Palestinians that nonviolent resistance can work. But they're stuck in Athens.