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.

Springtime is a season of change, a theme that students can certainly understand. This month’s Discovering Literature Digest showcases four exceptional stories about personal transformations. In each of these novels, the protagonists learn the importance of accepting one’s identity and believing in themselves, even if the world around them does not.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!