Books

The cover to "Solito" by Javier Zamora.

New memoir speaks to the trauma of migration and the potential for healing

Poet and author Javier Zamora recounts nearly every detail of his harrowing journey from El Salvador to the United States when he was 9 years old in a new memoir called "Solito."

New memoir speaks to the trauma of migration and the potential for healing
Heavily armed Tamil Tiger rebels walk down a street in Achchuveli village, north east of Jaffna City, Sri Lanka, on Nov. 4, 1987. 

'A murder mystery and a ghost story' about Sri Lanka's civil war wins Booker Prize

'A murder mystery and a ghost story' about Sri Lanka's civil war wins Booker Prize
An image from "Ducks," a graphic novel by Kate Beaton, depicting the "Highway of Death."

'Wherever the work is, we're all going': Graphic novelist on working in Alberta's tar sands

'Wherever the work is, we're all going': Graphic novelist on working in Alberta's tar sands
building with barbed wire

Disappeared Uyghur author's novel translated into English for the first time

Disappeared Uyghur author's novel translated into English for the first time
man near stack of books

Translators struggle to keep up with increasing demand for Ukrainian literature amid the war

Translators struggle to keep up with increasing demand for Ukrainian literature amid the war
Superhero Priya fights injustice along with her trusted tiger Sahas.

Superhero Priya tries to rescue New Delhi from air pollution on Earth Day

India's first female comic superhero has previously tackled issues like masking up during COVID-19, surviving assault, trafficking and acid attacks. On Earth Day, Priya has returned — astride her faithful flying tiger — to show young children the power of collective action in tackling air pollution.

Superhero Priya tries to rescue New Delhi from air pollution on Earth Day
Sepia-toned illustration showing roosters trying to put out a fire in a hut

Libraries around the world are helping safeguard Ukrainian books and culture

Libraries are sharing knowledge so that when the war is over, Ukraine can see its cultural treasures rescued and restored.

Libraries around the world are helping safeguard Ukrainian books and culture
Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, center, arrives for a great chanting ceremony at Vinh Nghiem Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on March 16, 2007.

'Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet'

A new book teaches that the Zen Buddhist practice of mindfulness can help us break out of a destructive cycle of consumption and live in harmony with the planet.

'Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet'
The book cover for "Eating to Extinction," by Dan Saladino.

'Eating to Extinction' author rallies for a more diverse global food system

Dan Saladino, author of "Eating to Extinction: The World's Rarest Foods and Why We Need to Save Them," talks with The World's host Marco Werman about dwindling diversity within the global food system and how we can change it toward a more sustainable future.

'Eating to Extinction' author rallies for a more diverse global food system
One of Joanne Lee Molinaro's recipes from The Korean Vegan

The Korean Vegan reflects on food, family and life

Food blogger Joanne Lee Molinaro speaks with The World's host Marco Werman about her cooking, social media success and the personal stories behind the experience.

The Korean Vegan reflects on food, family and life
The handwritten lyrics of the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” better known by its opening line “‘Twas the Night before Christmas."

‘Twas the night before Christmas’ helped make the modern Santa — and led to a literary whodunit

“A Visit from St. Nicholas” is one of the most famous American poems. But who wrote it?

‘Twas the night before Christmas’ helped make the modern Santa — and led to a literary whodunit
Mohamed Mbougar Sarr on a TV show after winning the Prix Goncourt.

Senegalese novelist Mohamed Mbougar Sarr's win is a landmark for African literature

He is the first writer from sub-Saharan Africa to lift the Prix Goncourt, one of the book world’s most important prizes. And his win matters.

Senegalese novelist Mohamed Mbougar Sarr's win is a landmark for African literature
São Sebastião Fort and Museum with statues of conquistadors São Tomé.

'Born in Blackness': A new book centers Africa in the expansive history of slavery

Major aspects of the trans-Atlantic slave trade from an African perspective have gotten erased throughout time. Howard French set out to illuminate a more expansive understanding in a new book called, "Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War."

'Born in Blackness': A new book centers Africa in the expansive history of slavery
Bosnian Serb member of the tripartite Presidency of Bosnia Milorad Dodik holds a speech during the 4th Budapest Demographic Summit in Budapest, Hungary

Bosnia faces the most serious crisis since the Balkans War, analyst says

Jasmin Mujanović, a Bosnian political analyst and author, says leaders of Republika Srpska, a territory within Bosnia and Herzegovina, has intended to unravel peace established under the Dayton Accords for over 15 years.

Bosnia faces the most serious crisis since the Balkans War, analyst says
Climate activist Vanessa Nakate, of Uganda, delivers her speech during a Fridays for Future demonstration in Milan, Italy, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate: 'We want climate action and our voices will not be silenced'

Vanessa Nakate, a young activist from Uganda, is an advocate for climate justice in neglected communities across the "global south," countries that are among the least responsible for causing climate change yet suffering the most from its effects.

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate: 'We want climate action and our voices will not be silenced'