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.

From exploring moments in time to studying different cultures, nonfiction offers many ways for students to learn more about the world around them. Both educational and entertaining, this month’s Discovering Literature selections tell incredible true stories about historical events and the people who lived through them.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!