Although the Independence Day festivities of 2021 may be officially over, we’re still celebrating all things American literature here at the blog!

To mark the occasion, we’ve compiled 20 of the most beloved American literary classics being taught in schools today. With timeless characters, memorable stories, and relatable themes, these esteemed titles continue to capture the imaginations of teachers and students alike.

What classic American books are you teaching this upcoming school year? Let us know in the comments!