Dear Students and Families,

    Many of the titles on the lists below are available for free on Sora. Log in using your Duxbury credentials. (Your username is your first and last name, written all as one word. Your password is the same password you use to access your Duxbury email.)  You can also find texts at the Duxbury Free Library--in paper and/or in electronic form via the Libby App. 

    If you have difficulty accessing a text, please email Kara King, DMS/DHS Librarian (kking@duxbury.k12.ma.us). 

    Since engaging in regular reading brings many benefits to our physical, emotional, and cognitive health, we encourage you to read as many of the texts on these lists as possible! 

    We wish you a happy and healthy summer.


    The Duxbury Public Schools English Department

    Incoming Grades 6, 7, and 8:

    Duxbury Middle School students will be responsible for reading one book over the summer (specific book information can be found below). Each of the three books contains a common theme of unity, acceptance, and finding your voice within yourself through overcoming challenges. When students return to school in September, they will share their thoughts and ideas on the texts with teachers and peers, and connect these thoughts to the ideas of unity and acceptance within our school community. 


    Incoming Grade 6: Count Me In, by Varsha Bajaj

    Incoming Grade 7: Black Brother, Black Brother, by Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Incoming Grade 8: Piecing Me Together, by Renee Watson