Students often put reading aside in the summer, but it’s important to form good habits and read all the time. In response, OverDrive Training offers the widest Sora Sweet reads summer reading program again, from May 4th to August 17th. Now in its ninth year, this free program is designed to help educators and students beat the “summer slide” with popular digital reading materials through the award-winning student reading app Sora. Currently, more than 53,000 schools worldwide participate in the program. If your school offers access to Sora, find your digital collection at https://soraapp.com. Alternatively, schools can Register before June 17 to gain access to the Sora Sweet Reads collection as well as a wide range of other free books.
Sora Sweet Reads provides free access to a variety of popular eBooks over the next 100 days to encourage student reading during the rest of the school year and summer break. From May 4 to August 17, students at participating schools around the world can enjoy free 24/7 access via the Sora Reading App to 50 e-books, audiobooks and readings for youth and young adults in their school, the largest amount ever offered through the program. . Sora Sweet Reads titles are provided by 21 publishers and divided into elementary, middle and high school sections. eBook titles include 10 Blind Dates, Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, Ironheart and Ark Angel. Audiobook titles include Flannery and Game changer. To see the complete list.
“When our students first started using Sora last spring, they were excited to peruse eBooks and we wondered if that excitement would continue through the summer months,” said Alexandra Brown, Educational Technology Specialist at National Heritage. Michigan Academies. “When we participated in Sora Sweet Reads, our students were so enthusiastic about the selection of books that our checkouts exceeded all of our expectations. Sora Sweet Reads gave our students access to ‘always available’ books, ensuring there was no waiting list and that students could read their favorites along with their friends.”
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.