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.

Just in time for Women’s History Month, our Discovering Literature Digest for March features four incredible novels about resilient female characters. Though they range in genre, each story explores different facets of identity, agency, and inner strength. Please note that all of these books contain content that is better suited for older readers. Specifics about each title can be found in the descriptions below.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!