Sora is a new reading and listening website and app from OverDrive and Concord Carlisle High School. With Sora, students and staff can access a large collection of eBooks and audiobooks for independent reading. Students can read or listen to these books using a computer, phone, or eReader.
Step 1: Go to the Sora website
Go to the Sora website at www.soraapp.com/welcome/login/202898
Step 2: Scroll down the list to select Concord Carlisle Regional High School
Step 3: Sign in
Sign in using your school concordcarlisle.org email
Step 4: Browse and borrow
Search for a book or browse. Once you have selected a book, click borrow. Your book will open and you can start reading right away.
Step 5: Go to your shelf to see all of your books
Want more help? Stop by the LC and see Dr. Cicchettir Ms. Franke, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the free app We Read Too ― launched in 2014 and has since grown to include over 600 relevant books. It’s also amassed over 15,000 iPhone users, who’ve downloaded the free app and suggested 1,600 other titles be added to the database.
Student programmer Kaya Thomas:
“Young people should be able to see themselves represented in literature, so they know that their stories are important and that there are authors who [...] celebrate their background and show the real lives of people like them,” Thomas wrote in an email to The Huffington Post. She cited books like Nalo Hopkinson’s The Chaos and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus as influential titles in her own life.
“When young people don’t see themselves represented positively in books, TV, movies and other forms of media, that erasure really har
ms self-image and how you perceive yourself as you grow up,” she added.