A classroom library rich in both timeless and modern classics can be a powerful tool in motivating students to read. It can also help challenge developing readers, boost vocabulary, and develop critical thinking skills. This 24-book collection offers some of history's most rich and powerful novels juxtaposed with modern, accessible YA novels that have more recently secured their place in contemporary literature. From classic works like A Wrinkle in Time, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Call of the Wild, among others, to modern bestsellers like John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and Lois Lowry's The Giver, students will return to these beloved novels again and again.