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.

The new school year is here! As students return to the classroom, why not give them something new to read? Written by a diverse group of authors, these titles are perfect for independent reading choices and literature circles. There’s something here for everyone, from suspenseful stories of survival and secrets to inspirational tales of courage and resilience.

Find even more books in the Discovering Literature collection!