Supply & Literature Lists

This resource area is designed to provide families with access to commonly referenced documentation.  Please contact the front office if you are unable to locate any necessary information.

School supplies should be delivered to the school on or before the student's first day of school. At DHPA, community supplies should be purchased and returned to the school or families can alternatively choose to donate money towards these shared items and let the school do the shopping. 5th-12th grade students will additionally receive individual supply lists identified on the class syllabus distributed the first day of school.

Click the grade level supply list below for additional details and contact the front office if you have any questions. Please visit the preschool website for program details.

5th-8th Grade Literature 

All 5th through 8th grade students will be reading literature books throughout the school year and require a personal copy of the book being used for each module.

5th Grade Literature List 2020-2021

  • Thunder Rolling in the Mountain by Scott O’Dell
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • A River Between Us by Richard Peck
  • The Boys War by Jim Murphy
  • We are the Ship: "The Story of Negro League Baseball" by Kadir Nelson

6th Grade Literature List 2020-2021

  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
  • The Odyssey by Gillian Cross and Neil Packer
  • The Ramayana: "The Divine Loophole" by Sanjay Patel
  • Blood on the River: "James Town in 1607" by Elisa Carbone 
  • Written In Bone: "Buried Lives of Jamestown" by Sally Walker
  • Shipwrecked at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong
  •  I Am Malala (Young Readers Edition) by Malala Yousafzai

7th Grade Literature List 2020-2021

  • Castle Diary by Richard Platt
  • Canterbury Tales by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • The Midwife’s Apprentice by Karen Cushman
  • Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
  • Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
  • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • American Plague: "The True and Terrifying Account of Yellow Fever" by Jim Murphy
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

8th Grade Literature List 2020-2021

  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
  • All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (Folger Version)
  • Claudette Colvin by Phillip Hoose

9th-12th Grade Literature

High School courses cover seminal texts from both American and British literature that is provided through the course currciulum as well as exposure through the summer reading program. During the school year, all students will be provided the electronic resources needed for literature needed in English 1-4 courses.