When it comes to literature, teaching the classics is important. But it's a good idea to add contemporary titles to your curriculum, too, especially if your students sometimes have trouble connecting with older texts.

That’s why we created the Discovering Literature collection, a curated selection of noteworthy books that are capturing the attention of teachers and students across the country.

In this month’s Discovering Literature Digest, you’ll find moving stories by authors of color that tackle universal themes of self-confidence, friendship, bravery, and family.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!