Welcome to Summer!
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, it has never been more important for students to continue learning and growing. Reading is fun and leads to success in school and in life. When young people read more than just their classroom assignments, research clearly shows that they generally do well in school. Reading also can help reduce anxiety and build empathy.
If you are attending DHMS in the fall of 2020, click below to see your suggested summer reading assignments and recommended book lists.
Recommended Summer Reading Lists
Ms. Kochel has created lists of recommended books for each grade level. Students may read these books or any books of their own choosing. Many of these books are available as ebooks and audiobooks in Sora. See our Destiny Discover Collections below to learn more about the books and to choose one that's right for you.
The DHMS Library's Overbooked Book Club has created this list of books they recommend. Learn more about our book clubs on our Book Club page.
Additional Reading Resources
You can read anywhere, anytime, and virtually anything this summer, because Get Georgia Reading partner myON is delivering thousands of free books to your computer and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day.
You can search from more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and nonfiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles.
Go to myON.com
School name: Get Georgia Reading
User name: dekalbcounty
DeKalb County Public Library has many resources for summer fun and at-home learning.
The Georgia Children's Book Award nominees are a great list of choices for students in grades 4-8. Take a look at the list of 2020-2021 nominees. All of these books are available as ebooks and/or audiobooks in Sora.