Welcome to Summer!
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. Access to books is of paramount importance, so be sure to use the Reading Resources below. And don't forget Sora, our online platform for ebooks and audiobooks.
If you are attending DHMS in the fall of 2021, your summer reading handouts are linked below. Students will receive one grade-level book to read, and will also select another book of their choice for a total of two summer reading books. Grade level books will be handed out at school in May or can be picked up in the DHMS office all summer long.
Grade Level Books
If you are returning to DHMS in August, 2021, you can check out up to 10 books for the summer beginning on May 17. Fill out the form below and bring it to Ms. Kochel or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. At-home students can place holds on books from May 17-May 26 and pick up the books in the D-Pub Book Tub Hub.
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 titles 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.
Summer 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. The collection includes 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
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The DeKalb County Public Library offers many summer reading events as well as summer reading challenges for all ages. See their website for information on this year's summer reading program.
Summer Reading for Kids
Summer Reading for Teens
DCSD Summer Reading
The DeKalb County School District has put together this Summer Reading Flyer with resources for students from K-12.
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 2022 nominees. All of these books are available as ebooks and/or audiobooks in Sora.