Skip to content


Need Help?

Try searching the website to find what you are looking for, or contact Danvers Public Schools directly.

Phone: 978-777-4539

Celebrating the Class of 2020!

DHS Summer Reading

DHS Summer Reading 2020!

The Danvers High School learning community supports the independent reading of our students by offering a current and diverse collection of print and electronic books throughout the year and developing a list of selected titles for summer reading.  As usual, the summer reading list this summer includes a list of 30 recently published young adult fiction and nonfiction titles. The list includes graphic novels, realistic fiction, fantasy, and socially relevant selections. 

Most years we expect students to reflect upon the books they choose and submit some notations about their reading for use in class in the fall.  Given the lack of face time we have had with our students in recent months, it did not feel like a good fit to launch another remote assignment to our students this school year.  Therefore, the list of books below and the typically required note taking about what you read for fall submission to your English Language Arts teacher is not required.

Summer Reading List

The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers will have copies of each title available for pickup. For more information, please visit  


  1. American Road Trip by Patrick Flores-Scott.
  2. Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden. 
  3. Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.
  4. The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi. Translated by Cathy Hirano.
  5. Between Worlds: Folktales of Britain and Ireland by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Illustrated by Frances Castle. 
  6. Broken Throne: A Red Queen Collection by Victoria Aveyard. 
  7. Butterfly Yellow, by Thanhha Lai.
  8. Check, please! Book 2, Sticks & scones (Check, Please!, Book 2) by Ngozi Ukazu.
  9. Dig by A. S. King. 
  10. The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe. 
  11. Frankly in Love by David Yoon. 
  12. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett. 
  13. Heroine by Mindy McGinnis.
  14. Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron. 
  15. Lovely War by Julie Berry. 
  16. My Ideal Boyfriend is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill.
  17. The New David Espinoza by Fred Aceves.
  18. The Night Watchman : a novel by Louise  Erdrich.
  19. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds. 
  20. Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell. Illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks. 
  21. Slay by Brittney Morris.
  22. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M McManus.
  23. We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya, Book 1) by Hafsah  Faizal.
  24. We Ride Upon Sticks and are there presently by Quan Barry.
  25. Wilder Girls by Rory Power. 
  26. With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. 


27. How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X Kendi.

28. If I die in a Combat Zone : box me up and ship me home by Tim O’Brien.

29. Stamped From the Beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in America by Ibram X Kendi.

30. Stamped : Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds.


DHS will offer the titles through our Sora, our collection of audio and ebooks.  

Sora Log-in

We are part of the MLS Commonwealth Book Collection, Choose Danvers High

Username: your dhs google account username without

Password: your dhs google account password

Email with log-in questions

Additional Learning Resources

DHS Virtual Counseling Center

The Guidance Department has put together some helpful resources you can use during this time.





Social Emotional Learning

It is important to remember while we are away from school that we take time to care for ourselves and our children.  We have posted a number of social emotional learning activities that we feel will help us with the anxious time that many of us are experiencing. Please consider participating in these activities as part the academic learning tasks that we have provided.

Download social and emotional learning activities to get started building SEL skills.

Youtube Yoga Class

Guided Meditations for Teens

A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning

Online Learning Resources

If you are looking for resources beyond your individual Google Classrooms, students and families can refer to a list of additional learning resources here: 

DHS Library

PBS Learning Media

WBGH Distance Learning Center

Khan Academy

Scholastic Classroom Magazine

Write The World

SAT Prep



AP Dashboard


The Sora app is a collection of K-12 e and audiobooks.  The app can be used directly on the Chromebook or added to any device.  To access the collection:
Use your Danvers email (without and Chromebook passwords to access our library.  In response to our recent health crisis, the Mass Library System is adding new titles every day.  These titles join our own growing collection of popular young adult and fiction and non-fiction titles.
Students can contact Ann Distasio at <> with any access issues.

New York Times Academy Pass

To create a free account:

Use your email address and your Chromebook password. You must retrieve a confirmation email and open the link within to get full access.  If you need help with access send an email to from your school email address.

Students can contact Ann Distasio at <> with any access issues.

Questions? We are here to help!



©2024 Danvers Public Schools, All Rights Reserved. Website Design & Development by Stirling Brandworks