2022 Summer Reading
2022 PPS Summer Reading
Posted on 06/15/2022


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Why READ?

  • Reading ”helps [teens] develop stronger social skills, vocabulary and writing skills, and helps them to better understand and process more complex ideas. Reading also expands their ability to build knowledge overall – not just in subjects like English and language arts.” -CHOA.org

  • Reading builds empathy; it is an “exercise in perspective-taking . . . like a training course in understanding others.”-BBC

  • Reading makes you a more creative thinker and an innovative problem solver. (The people working at Apple, Microsoft, Google, who are “inventing the future” read science fiction.)--The Guardian 




SUMMER READING at PPL:



  • To be entered to win prizes you must register in person!


  • Deering High School Library will give out additional prizes to top readers or listeners, just bring a copy of your reading log to be entered in a drawing!







How to access eBooks through the PPL website.


Step by Step Instructions




Try Sora: a curated collection of popular titles borrowed from shared libraries across Maine. This is a top notch site for Ebooks and Audiobooks!!!

Easy to use on most devices, including Kindles.

Here’s how to log in!

  • https://soraapp.com/library/maineschoolsme

  • Choose “Portland City Schools”

  • Use school ID (lunch/computer ID) to log in

  • You may be able to use the Google login 

  • Once you log in, you are logged in on this device forever!

  • OR download the Sora app to a tablet or smartphone 


Other ways to engage with Language:

  • Read articles from Newsela each week to build background knowledge, improve vocabulary, and to practice identifying main idea and supporting details. 

  • Run a book group with your family or friends! Choose a book to read together and discuss what you’re reading or read to your younger siblings and discuss. 





What should I read next?



Reading Lists

Next Great Read: PPL will help you find a book!

Great Books- A list put together by Librarians of Great Reads from Across many genres!




            Good luck and happy reading!!!












Sora eBooks


  • https://soraapp.com/library/maineschoolsme

  • Choose “Portland City Schools”

  • Use school ID (lunch/computer ID) to log in

  • You may be able to use the Google login 

  • Once you log in, you are logged in on this device forever!

  • OR download the Sora app to a tablet or smartphone 

  • View tutorial