Reader's Reflection

June & July 2021

"Every child being able to find a mirror of himself in a book through culture & language."

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Picture Books

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Summer 2021

R.E.A.D. Live is a virtual story time hosted by Library Media Services for Dallas ISD students in grades PK-2 and 3-5 to promote reading for pleasure. More information forthcoming.

PK - 2

  • July 13th - English 10:30 a.m. & Spanish 11:00 a.m.
  • July 20th - English 10:30 a.m. & Spanish 11:00 a.m.
  • July 27th - English 10:30 a.m. & Spanish 11:00 a.m.

Grades 3 - 5

  • July 14th - 10:30 a.m.
  • July 21st - 10:30 a.m.
  • July 28th - 10:30 a.m.

Elementary Books

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Sora Sweet Reads

Designed to encourage students reading all year long. SORA is offering a collection of free and simultaneous use juvenile and young adult ebooks (and select audiobooks) from May 5 - August 20, 2021. These titles will be prominently displayed in Sora so it’s easy for students to find their next sweet read.

Middle School

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April 29 - August 4 2021

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC gives participants two thematically paired audiobooks each week. Titles are all available worldwide and change every Thursday at midnight Eastern Time during the season. The SYNC program will only work with Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. You don’t need to be affiliated with a school to use Sora with the SYNC program.

  • Click for the list of audiobooks and detailed information.

Young Adult



Accessing eBooks & eAudiobooks:

In SORA (, enter district's set-up code at the bottom of the page, then sign in.

  • Set-up code is dallastx
  • Student: Username is student's ID#, Password is the last four digits of student's ID#
  • Staff: Username is staff's ID#, using a leading 10 or 100 to make 7 digits, Password is last four digits of staff's ID#

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