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.

May 1st marks the start of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a commemoration of the cultural and historical achievements of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. This month’s Discovering Literature Digest highlights four bestselling books by Asian authors, all of which offer unique perspectives on identity, family, and resilience.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!