Today's 'Young Adult' genre in literature is booming, and often attractive for adults and younger readers alike, but experts also encourage parents to read more classics with their kids, to bring historical works to today's audiences.
The Randolph County Board of Education recently voted to ban Ralph Ellison's 1952 novel from libraries.
Riots at Australia’s immigration detention centers have pushed Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s government to take new measures on asylum-seekers. But critics say they don't target the fundamental reasons for the unrest.
Refugee advocates fear Australia will get even tougher on asylum seekers following the Christmas Island shipwreck, which killed at least 30 refugees – many from Iran and Iraq.
Australia is struggling to balance humanitarian responsibilities to asylum seekers with national concerns about the economic impact of their migration.
Julia Gillard became Australia's first female prime minister Thursday after the once unassailable Kevin Rudd lost favor over mining disputes and his shelving of climate change initiatives.
Australia's Labor government, which recently fell behind in the polls for the first time since taking power, has imposed a freeze on asylum seekers from Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.