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.

Without the pressures of daily school life, summer break is the perfect time to read for fun. If you’re in the market for summer reading suggestions for students or another book for your personal to-be-read pile, we’ve got you covered. Check out these twelve new additions to the Discovering Literature library! A mix of titles for middle and high school readers, these books are bound to entertain all summer long.

Find even more exciting books in the Discovering Literature collection!