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.

This month’s Discovering Literature Digest features exciting books that will take your students back in time. From fighting against injustice and violence in 1940s Europe to navigating societal oppression and corruption in the southern United States, these stories follow courageous characters in real historical settings.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!