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.

Teaching middle schoolers this year? This month’s Discovering Literature Digest is for you! Add variety to your classroom library with these four incredible stories perfect for readers ages 8-12. Ranging in subject matter, genre, and tone, these books all provide powerful lessons on resilience, identity, and personal growth.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!